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Dip in Conservation of Easel Paintings

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The course aims to: provide high-calibre students with training in practical skills and to offer excellent specialist supervision of studio work and applied research; educate painting conservators to the highest standard and to provide them with the means to contribute to research in the field of easel paintings conservation and preventive conservation. Provide a stimulating environment in which students can reach their full intellectual potential; and help students develop a wide range of intellectual abilities and skills which will enable them to make a significant contribution to research and communication of their work in conservation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the University expects students to have acquired the following skills. Practical skills: to be competent to assess the condition of a work of art; to undertake the conservation and restoration of easel paintings; to assess and suggest means to provide suitable environmental conditions for paintings; to carry out the technical examination of paintings using a range of techniques and/or interpret analytical results (eg infrared reflectography, UV photography, X-radiography, analysis of cross-sections); to undertake in-situ work on paintings in various collections; to be able to communicate with internal and external colleagues, experts in related fields and clients.

Tuition fees

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£ 27,828per year

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University information

University of Cambridge

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  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

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