Applicants interested in studying conservation for 2019/20 should visit City and Guilds of London Art Schools. MA Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts is a course with over 40 years experience in teaching specialist skills and knowledge, and prepares our students for work in specific fields of the conservation world.
Our MA Conservation students benefit from the college's strong connections to London's heritage community, which includes The British Library, Kew Gardens, London Museum, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Maritime Museum, Tate, the V&A Museum, The Wellcome Trust and many more. The course offers 2 pathways that our students choose to specialise in; Art on Paper and Books and Archival Materials. Course Leader Jocelyn Cuming talks about MA Conservation at Camberwell.
Who should take this course
What students can expect:
- A course that consists of practical studio work where students are introduced to conservation ideas and techniques through taught classes
- To learn about the science of materials and how they react under different conditions, providing students with an understanding of conservation treatments and a background to preservation management
- To learn about visual examination and condition documentation, mechanical surface cleaning, humidification and washing, de-acidification and resizing
- Our Art on Paper pathway to include specialist classes on fixatives and consolidants, pressure sensitive tape removal, sensitive media, parchment, iron gall inks, and an introduction to photographic conservation
- Our Books and Archival Materials pathway to cover the broad international and historical spectrum of bookbinding and book structures with an emphasis put on acquiring an understanding of bookbinding history
- Both pathways focus on detailed conservation techniques, and students finish the course by working on a project with one of the many cultural institutions within London
Fees & Funding:
Home / EU fee
About Course Provider
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.
Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.
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