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Cultural Materials Conservation Research in Australia

Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation University of Melbourne

Are you interested in the preservation of cultural material

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, the University of Melbourne, delivers a range of post-graduate research and training programs that focus on cultural preservation, particularly cultural material preservation relating to communities and cultures within the Asia-Pacific region.

Post-graduate Diploma (Cultural Material Conservation)

The Postgraduate Diploma allows students to undertake a research project in cultural materials conservation. Students will gain a considerable knowledge in an area of cultural materials conservation and engage in critical assessment of the major theoretical or practical tenets. The course provides a pathway to a higher research degree for students who have not completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a research component in cultural materials conservation. This program is designed for those students who already have an undergraduate degree in cultural materials conservation.

Masters by Coursework and Minor Thesis (Cultural Materials Conservation)

The coursework MA program is intended to provide graduates with a professional qualification in cultural materials conservation. The course teaches both the theory and practice of cultural material conservation, with an emphasis on the philosophical, intellectual and scientific aspects of professional practice.

Master of Arts and PhD (by Research)

The Masters by Research is aimed at students who wish to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in cultural material conservation. The course will culminate in the production of a research thesis of 30,000 words. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship.

The Doctor of Philosophy is the major research degree offered by the University of Melbourne. The Centre offers a supervised research program in cultural material conservation, culminating in a thesis of 80,000 words. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in cultural material conservation.

Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication

The Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication provides students with a general introduction to key concepts and issues in art authentication. Students undertaking this program of study will develop a general understanding of the main art historical, curatorial, legal, ethical and analytical issues relating to art fraud and the processes of art authentication.

The course is a response to industry demands for specialist training and for a clearer definition of the processes involved in art authentication and the policing and prosecution of art fraud. The sessions will be presented by experts from a broad range of disciplines including art history, conservation, criminology and analytical chemistry, and the topics covered have been identified and developed in consultation with the art industry.

The course content is suitable for students seeking to enhance their knowledge of and their exposure to the multidisciplinary field of art authentication. Participants will be drawn from the arts industry and law enforcement sector including art collectors, dealers and auction houses, curators, conservators, police and fraud investigation and prosecution personnel.

Further information is available via the following web address:

Postgraduate Certificate in Art Conservation Studies

The graduate certificate provides an introductory study to concepts and techniques of art conservation, specifically designed for practising curators, teachers and those interested in conservation. On successful completion of the course the student can apply for admission to the Master of Art Curatorship.

By undertaking the course, students will develop a knowledge of one or more areas in the study of art conservation; gain an understanding of the main theories and concepts relating to these areas of study; appreciate the significance of these ideas and issues in the context of art conservation studies as a discipline and develop skills of analysis in relation to specific areas of art conservation studies.

The Centre also runs a number of intensive programs throughout the year.

For postgraduate program enquiries contact:

Marcelle Scott, Academic Programs Coordinator

Tel: 613 8344 0091


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The University of Melbourne


Postal address:

The Ian Potter Art Conservation Centre

The University of Melbourne

Victoria 3010 Australia

Telephone: (03) 8344 7989

Fax: (03) 8344 4484


For postgraduate program enquiries contact:

Marcelle Scott, Academic Programs Coordinator

Tel: 613 8344 0091