Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation
- Universität für Weiterbildung Krems
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- 5 semester(s)
- City, country:
- Krems, Lower Austria, Austria
ProgrammePreserving our written and graphical cultural heritage is a complex challenge. The university course „Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation" is a timely and interdisciplinary answer to this challenge.
Written and graphical cultural heritage are two central areas of identification and legitimisation of Europe´s society and civilisation. Proper comprehensive preservation of written and graphical heritage is essential. Continuing education on the proper protection measures as a task of society cannot be overestimated.
Study with the university chair „Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation" to learn to develop concepts of written and graphic heritage preservation which are most appropriate in terms of the needs of the heritage items themselves, while taking into account people-related, economic, legal and societal aspects, as well as to lead in the implementation of such concepts, contributing to the preservation of our cultural heritage.
- collection managers
- public funding agencies
- art historians
- researchers in the fields of codicology
- relevant natural sciences
Emphasis/CurriculumStudy unit 1
Philosophy and theories of written/ graphic heritage conservation
Study unit 2
Ethics of written/graphic heritage conservation
Study unit 3
International recommendations in the field of written/graphic heritage preservation
Study unit 4
Study unit 5
First-response measures in cases of catastrophes affecting written/graphic heritage
Study unit 6
Water-response measures in cases of catastrophes affecting written/graphic heritage
Study unit 7
Written/graphic heritage and the law
Study unit 8
Types of damage and preservation solutions of written/graphic heritage
Study unit 9
Latest research in the field of book conservation
Study unit 10
Latest research in the field of paper conservation
Study unit 11
Research strategies for safeguarding written/graphic heritage
Study unit 12
Study unit 13
Related material groups
Study unit 14
Fundraising for written/graphic heritage
Study unit 15
Economics of safeguarding written/graphic heritage
Study unit 16
Interdisciplinary exchange – future project
Study unit 17
Research in the field
Study unit 18
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Teaching conceptThe graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree. The five semester course includes 18 study units in 5 semesters and requires writing a master's thesis. Individual coaching, training in small groups and workshops focusing on practical application of the acquired theoretical knowledge guarantee an excellent learning result. The course is based on an integral didactic concept consisting of both online and face-to-face teaching.
TargetsPlanning, conceptualizing and developing complex conservation projects, performing the planned measures on items of written and graphical cultural heritage with due regard for the requirements of the heritage object itself as well as the related economic, legal and social aspects involved in implementing the concept.
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