Restoration and Conservation

Through LdM Restoration and Conservation Certificate students are provided with the skills required to restore precious artwork from around the world. They participate in the restoration of frescoes and murals, work with self-made oil paints, and learn the techniques of filding and egg tempera. They also explore the differences between frescoes techniques on wet and dry plaster and work directly and exclusively on original artifacts from the 14th to 19th centuries.

 
 
 

Course List

Certificate (Year 1)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•Fresco Painting and Restoration I      3 credits/90 hours
•Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation I      3 credits/90 hours
•Drawing for Conservators      3 credits/90 hours
•General Chemistry I with Laboratory      4 credits/90 hours
•Art History elective (to be selected by candidate)      3 credits/45 hours

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)
•Historical Painting Lab I      3 credits/90 hours
•Fresco Painting and Restoration II      3 credits/90 hours
•Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation II      3 credits/90 hours
•Art History elective (to be selected by candidate)      3 credits/45 hours

Choice of one of the following:

•General Chemistry II with Laboratory      4 credits/90 hours
Fine Arts elective (to be selected by candidate)    3 credits/45 hours

Professional Certificate (Year 2)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•Theory of Conservation      3 credits/45 hours
•Science for Conservators II      3 credits/45 hours
•Historical Painting Lab II      3 credits/90 hours
•Advanced Fresco Painting and Restoration      3 credits/90 hours
•Advanced Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation      3 credits/90 hours

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)

•Furniture, Wood Objects and Gilding Conservation      3 credits/90 hours
•Special Topics in Restoration      3 credits/ 60 hours
•Advanced Project for Fresco and Mural Painting Restoration      3 credits/90 hours
•Art History  elective (to be selected by candidate)     3 credits/45 hours
•Advanced Project for Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation      3 credits/60 hours

Facilities

– Fully equipped laboratories, that feature authentic pieces from 14th to 19th centuries to restore
– Computer lab
– Continuously updated library of books and magazines

 

Easter Island: Restoring the famous Mohai statues with LdM students