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Principles of Cultural Materials Conservation

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation allows students to undertake coursework subjects in cultural materials conservation. The program provides students with an introduction to cultural material conservation that combines theory and practice. The program will emphasise the philosophical, intellectual, technical and scientific aspects of cultural material conservation, and will draw on the combined expertise of staff of the Centre, the Arts and Science Faculties, and the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Entry to the course is available on a full time or part time basis.

It is strongly recommended that all commencing students have studied chemistry equivalent to 25 points of first year university or else complete the CCMC bridging course (http://www.culturalconservation.unimelb.edu.au/students/courses/bridging-course.html) offered in November and April, or equivalent.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation, student may gain entry into the MC-CULMC Master of Cultural Materials Conservation.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in this specialisation should:

  • develop an advanced level of methodological and theoretical approaches in cultural materials conservation
  • develop refinement of analytical and critical skills.
  • gain a strong foundation for the future, whether as a means of progressing to further postgraduate study in cultural materials conservation, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
  • develop an introductory knowledge and understanding of cultural material conservation principles, methodologies and best practice standards; and
  • gain an understanding of the role of cultural material in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, communities and nations.
Last updated: 28 May 2019