Restoration and Conservation Studies

Saving priceless artworks is a global issue. Restoration and Conservation courses at LdM offer great opportunities for travel all over the world, working directly and exclusively on originals from the 14th to 19th centuries. Students at the LdM Restoration Department have restored artifacts in the Medici Chapel Museum. Furthermore, they have traveled to Nepal in collaboration with the University of Kathmandu to work in both Hindu and Buddhist temples; to India to work on frescoes and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries (watch the video); to Chile to work at the Pablo Neruda Museum; to Argentina to work on the sculptures of Piazza Italia; and recently to the Easter Island to restore the famous Moai statues.

LdM Professors are among the experts who have restored the Magi Chapel in Florence’s Palazzo Medici-Riccardi and paintings in the Uffizi Gallery, and who collaborate with the world’s top restoration institutions like Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure and the Conservation Program of the Getty Institute of California.

Courses currently available:

Furniture, Wood Objects and Gilding Conservation
Fresco Painting and Restoration I
Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation I
Drawing for Conservators
Archaeology Workshop
Florence and Southern Italy Restoration Workshop (Summer only)
Florence and Chianti Restoration Workshop (Summer only)
Theory of Conservation
Historical Painting Lab I
Science for Conservators I
Fresco Painting and Restoration II
Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation II
Science for Conservators II
Historical Painting Lab II
Advanced Fresco Painting and Restoration
Advanced Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation
Special Topics in Restoration
Working Group Project for Painting and Polychrome Wooden Sculpture Conservation
Working Group Project for Fresco and Mural Painting Restoration
Chemistry Application for Art Conservation

Easter Island: Restoring the famous Mohai statues with LdM students