Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation

Organisation:
Donau-Universität Krems
Typ:
Part-time
Certificate:
Master M.A.
Duration:
5 semester(s)
Studienort(e):
Krems, Lower Austria, Österreich
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Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Das Studium

Programme

Preserving 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.

Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Target audience

Target group

  • restaurators
  • archivists
  • librarians
  • collection managers
  • public funding agencies
  • art historians
  • researchers in the fields of codicology
  • historians
  • relevant natural sciences
Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Emphasis/Curriculum

Emphasis/Curriculum

Study 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
Environment aspects

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
Related fields

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
Reading Group

Master's Thesis

Admission/Entrance requirements

Course fee: EUR 14.000,-

Languages

Language(s) of instruction: English

Teaching concept

The 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.

Targets

Planning, 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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Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Organisation

Organisation

Danube University Krems has specialized in postgraduate academic studies and offers exclusive courses in the fields of economics and management, communications, IT and media, medicine and health, law, European integration and public administration, education and cultural sciences as well as of building and ecology. Being a European model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 3,500 students from 50 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic courses.

The majority of the students of Danube University Krems have a university degree. Therefore, the main part of university teaching in Danube University Krems consists of courses which are concluded with an internationally recognized Master’s degree such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Laws (LL.M.). The range of courses offered here extends from executive MBA, IT consulting, European Union law, solar architecture and music management to health care management, psychotherapy and special fields of dentistry. Danube University Krems also offers a number of short courses and seminars.

Danube University Krems is located in one of Europe’s most beautiful cultural landscapes, the Wachau region along the Danube, which has been named a world cultural heritage site by the UNESCO. A renovated tobacco factory dating back to the onset of the 20th century and new buildings on Campus Krems provide students and educators with an open, innovative, and motivational atmosphere for research and studying. The new campus, which was opened in 2005, provides the region with a new landmark of international acclaim.
Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Studying in Krems

Studying in Krems

Krems is a traditional educational town - with 30 schools and high schools attended by more than 10,000 students. Therefore, Krems’ environment is richly furnished with restaurants, hotels, guest-houses and students’ hostels, as well as leisure-time and cultural facilities. The idyllic environment of the Wachau, its exquisite wines and numerous sports facilities contribute in significant measure to the quality of life of students at the Danube University Krems.

Historic buildings and architecture from the middle-ages in the parts of Krems and Stein show for a meaningful past. The community, already mentioned in 995 as "urbs chremisa", was once the center of salt and wine trading and is one of the oldest towns in the country.

Strolling through the medieval alleyways, tasting wine in closed-down monasteries, relaxing in a café by the street, and amusedly smiling in the museum of caricatures: art and culture can be experienced and lived in Krems. The folk music festival "Glatt & Verkehrt" (Smooth & Traffic), the Lower Austrian Danube Festival, the film program of the Austrian Film Gallery, and the exhibitions at the internationally renowned Art Center Krems are the highlights of the town’s annual event calendar. As a member of the art-mile in Krems, the Danube University of Krems is a regular part of the local art and culture scene.

The Danube University of Krems is an ideal starting point for jogging, cycling, playing squash and tennis, or simply for taking a walk through the vineyards. Oarsmen and swimmers can pursuit their hobbies in the nearby Danube River.

Course guidance

Master M.A., Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation - Course guidance/Information
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3500 Krems
Österreich
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