Since 2006/07 NOVA is offering a Bachelor degree in Conservation-Restoration, two Master degrees, in “Conservation and Restoration” and in “Conservation Sciences”, as well as a PhD in Conservation and Restoration, following the new guidelines for the three study cycles within academic higher education.
The Bachelor degree curriculum provides a solid humanistic and scientific culture, where in the first year mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry and art history are lectured. In the second year, the training in conservation starts with the fundamental courses in "Preventive Conservation" and "Polymers and Conservation". Finally in the third year the students acquire scientific and technical skills to carry out a diagnosis concerning the conservation state of cultural objects: paintings, metals, stone, textiles, paper and other graphic documents, glass and ceramics. "Cultural Heritage Management" and "Cultural Heritage Law" are also courses run in the third year.
The underlying principle of the 1st cycle program in Conservation and Restoration is to make use of the sciences for the formation of a coherent and interdisciplinary profile that will allow the future professionals to effectively use scientific skills and competences for a better conservation and access to our Cultural Heritage.
Vacancies for 2020/2021:
To be announced
One of following groups:
12 History of Culture and Arts
Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95
Minimum grade of the application: 95
60% of the final grade obtained in secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)
Professor Maria da Conceição Lopes Casanova
Registration number R/A-Ef 3087/2011/AL01 on 16/05/2018
Accreditation on 23/02/2017, for 6 years
The Department of Conservation and Restoration (DCR) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology has the mission of teaching and research in order to contribute to a better conservation and heritage enjoyment, especially the valuable and almost ancient Portuguese heritage in urgent need to preserve for future generations.
Laboratories and properly equipped workshops allow quality research in conservation science and its applications to restoration. A network of national and international collaborations enables the development of exciting projects, of recognized quality, and creates unique opportunities for master stages and career opportunities.
DCR believes that the passion for research and enthusiasm for heritage conservation and restoration should be shared with their students. So in the next academic year, from the 2nd Semester onwards, students will be invited to choose a laboratory / workshop and join their team to participate in the activities of day-to-day as well as in the ongoing innovative projects. They will formulate new ideas, knowing how to acquire and process new data, challenge / question the boundaries of common sense, discover things never before thought and apply them to better conserve, restore and enjoy the works of art!More info