The Arc applied university in Conservation-restoration offers two of the eight specialisation of the Swiss CRC Master programme.
- Archeological and ethnographical artifacts
- Scientific, technical or watchmaking artifacts
The Master in Conservation-restoration is open to graduates of a Bachelor in conservation programme or equivalent. As a follow-up to the Bachelor, this programme focusses on implementation of curative measure of artifacts.
The programme is necessary for independent professional practice in the field. It is followed through one of eight specialisations.
This Master programme is offered by the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus (SCRC), which regroups the three applied universities in Bern, Lugano and Neuchâtel, as well as the Abegg Foundation in Riggisberg.
Course organisation and fees
Professionals in the field of conservation-restoration are specialists capable of understanding the material, artistic and historical complexity of cultural artifacts. They are further capable of methodically understanding the components and scientifically evaluating the information gained, in order to implement preventative conservation and/or curative (restoration) measures.
The high degree of specialisation and the wide variety of artifacts to be treated means the professional environment has a multidisciplinary character; it require active collaboration with other curators, historians, archeologists, ethnographers, artisans and artists.
Conservation-restoration professionals work independently or are employed by public and private institutions: museums, archeological services, archives or libraries.
The professional path could also lead to research and development as well as teaching.