ARTWORKS AND ANTIQUES MAINTENANCE – IEK
Graduates of this course acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge and are qualified in using proper methods of maintenance of artworks and cultural heritage objects.
Their work focuses on maintaining objects or monuments with historical, archeological and artistic value in their attempt to preserve these cultural goods and slow down the process of dilapidation.
Dilapidation due to time is reformed through suitable interventions which contribute to securing world cultural heritage and renew people’s interest (audience, scholars, collectors).
Maintenance work is based on international guidelines issued by ICOM, IIC, AIC and CIC regarding strict scientific methodology compatible with modern techniques deriving from natural sciences. Potential dilapidation is reformed and new aspects of artworks are highlighted revealing the cultural and social context of the era when the artwork was created as well as the intellectual context along with materials and techniques applied for its construction.
Graduates can work at:
• The Ministry of Culture and its regional offices such as monuments, museums, archaeological sites
• Fund of Archeological resources and Expropriations
• Local self-government services like Municipalities
• Religious bodies, ecclesiastical collection and museums
• Areas of cultural and folklore tradition
• Private museums and galleries
Higher Diploma Level 5 in collaboration with Bilston College (optional qualification)
Archeology and Maintenance: Practice and Archeological findings save methodology
Religious pictures and painting maintenance
History of Art I
History of Art II
Special elements of Chemistry
Harmonious inscriptions – Metric Analysis
General principles of ceramic maintenance
General principles of metal maintenance
General principles of Organic material maintenance
General principles of stone maintenance
General principles of glass maintenance
General principles of mosaic maintenance
Seminars for the subject: General principles of mosaic maintenance:
General principles of mosaic floors maintenance or
General principles of mosaic pictures maintenance
Mosaic and dilapidation monitoring
Seminars for the subject: General principles of stone maintenance:
General principles of construction materials and murals maintenance