Chemistry of Conservation - Restoration

General information

The Master's study programme of Chemistry of Conservation - Restoration prepares university educated specialists who, during their study, develop their basic knowledge and skills in natural sciences (especially chemistry), materials, processes and methodologies of conservation-restoration of artefacts made of inorganic and organic materials. The study is focused mainly on advanced techniques of material survey and advanced processes and methodologies in conservation-restoration. The aim of the study is to educate specialists who will be able, besides common tasks (analyses, determination of level of degradation, proposals and performance of suitable way of intervention, preventive conservation, documentation etc.), to find their use in the field of research and development. Owing to their education graduates are able to design experiments and model tests and on the basis of obtained results to develop new processes, technologies, materials and agents (not only) in the field of cultural heritage care.

A successful graduate is able to

  • show a good knowledge of laboratory techniques
  • work with sources of scientific information
  • handle (dangerous) chemical substances
  • propose and perform (advanced) instrumental analyses and surveys and to interpret their results
  • show a good knowledge of advanced processes and methodologies used in the field of cultural heritage preservation
  • approach comprehensively solving chemical and physical problems
  • publish the results of their work in scientific literature and present them at scientific meetings

Graduate employment

Owing to an advanced training in chemistry of conservation-restoration combined with museology, graduates are able to work in institutions concerned with the preservation of cultural heritage, e.g. museums, galleries, libraries, archives etc. Graduates can also find employment in research and development not only in the field of cultural heritage preservation (development of new processes, technologies, agents, etc.) but in chemical research and development in general.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Chemistry of Conservation - Restoration

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

Written exam on the bachelor exam level (only in Czech).

Recommended literature

As seen on bachelor exam.

Evaluation criteria

Result of entrance exam.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

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