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Training programme: The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Programme and institute
Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings,
The Courtauld Institute of Art
The conservation of paintings is an inter-disciplinary subject and is open to graduates in art, art history or the natural sciences.

The three-year course is a rigorous programme that combines teaching conservation theory and practice, using both subject-based learning and problem-solving practical work.

The course content is relevant to all aspects of painting conservation and how it is placed in the broadest context of historical and contemporary practice. These include interventive conservation practice, preventive conservation and collections management, conservation science and conservation research.

On graduating, students will be:

  • Fully aware of the practical and varied issues surrounding easel painting conservation
  • Knowledgeable about a specific artist or period techniques
  • Professional practitioners in easel conservation

On graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work within a professional framework in either the public or the independent sector.