The conservation-restoration of cultural heritage is an interdisciplinary discipline in which a number of professionals with different educational backgrounds and professional experience must collaborate and have a mutual understanding in order to accomplish better preservation of cultural heritage. While there are many well-recognised national and international institutions where conservator-restorers can be trained in order to achieve their specific professional competencies, there are no doctoral training opportunities either in Europe or elsewhere for a young scientist willing to become specialised in the formally recognised subject of conservation science. The structure and first phase implementation of a project aimed at the education and training of conservation scientists Europe-wide, named EPISCON (European PhD in Science for Conservation), funded by the European Union Marie Curie Early Stage Training programme, and coordinated by the University of Bologna, are presented. This paper also highlights the Italian situation, where undergraduate and graduate degree courses in ‘science for conservation’ have been recently established for the education and training of respectively technologists/technician in diagnostics and experts in the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage.

The education and training of conservation scientists

MAZZEO, ROCCO
2008

Abstract

The conservation-restoration of cultural heritage is an interdisciplinary discipline in which a number of professionals with different educational backgrounds and professional experience must collaborate and have a mutual understanding in order to accomplish better preservation of cultural heritage. While there are many well-recognised national and international institutions where conservator-restorers can be trained in order to achieve their specific professional competencies, there are no doctoral training opportunities either in Europe or elsewhere for a young scientist willing to become specialised in the formally recognised subject of conservation science. The structure and first phase implementation of a project aimed at the education and training of conservation scientists Europe-wide, named EPISCON (European PhD in Science for Conservation), funded by the European Union Marie Curie Early Stage Training programme, and coordinated by the University of Bologna, are presented. This paper also highlights the Italian situation, where undergraduate and graduate degree courses in ‘science for conservation’ have been recently established for the education and training of respectively technologists/technician in diagnostics and experts in the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage.
2008
Conservation science 2007
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R. Mazzeo
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