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Bachelor of Arts in Restoration, Art Technology and Conservation Science

Technische Universität München
Munich, Germany
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Entry Requirements

Certificates of aptitude for higher education make it possible to pursue any of the courses of study offered at the universities and technical colleges or university in all of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Among other things, the following certificates are considered as qualification for admission to higher education:

  • secondary school certificate (school-leaving examination or high school diploma)
  • certificate from a comprehensive school with senior grammar school
  • certificate of subject-related qualification for admission to higher education from an upper vocational school in conjunction with an auxiliary examination to obtain general qualification for admission to higher education
  • certificate regarding successful final examination for a course of studies at a technical college (FH diploma)
  • If a certificate has been obtained outside of Bavaria, then it is additionally required that a certificate from a state or state recognized school and/or university has been submitted, that the certificate is recognized as verification of general qualification for admission to higher education in the country of origin and was obtained at an instructional facility equivalent to those in Bavaria after completion of an equivalent course of education with equivalent performance requirements.



The first four semesters to provide students with the fundamentals of science and technology and humanities and social science disciplines. They are characterized mainly by subjects.

In each of 26 hours per week totaling 30 credits are the core subjects of art technology and materials science, conservation and restoration, selected topics from the cultural and intellectual history, conservation science and related areas of nature

taught science and documentation and investigation techniques, among others. Methodologically and ethically correct to preserving and restoring works of art plays a central role. Directly connected with this central activities of the restorer, the documentation and investigation techniques. For the preservation and handling of works of art are the skills and knowledge of different disciplines is required: To assess the often hundreds or thousands of years of archaeological finds and monuments has extensive knowledge of the relevant analytical procedures Archaeometry necessary as well as a profound knowledge of historical materials and techniques. The preventive conservation is for the future conservation of works of art just as significant as the responsible use of preservatives in a variety of materials and material groups.

Preferably, in the seventh and eighth semester following a course of study at a partner university or study abroad in a museum, a library, or participation in archaeological excavations or work in an international organization of cultural assets.

In the 8th Semester is the Bachelor's thesis in scope to complete 12 credits.Preferably, the processing of a work of art from the collections or the competence of the partners of the program.

This program profile requires applicants for a general interest and understanding of cultural, technical and aesthetic and ethical questions. As in the first degree. Semester, the students also collectors' items in the studios and workshops of the cooperating institutions are working, basic knowledge of "handling" with works of art as essential as basic knowledge of conservation and restoration methods.

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