Degree in Conservation and Restoration [Art and Heritage]

The Bachelor's level (180 ECTS) has 6 semesters.
It aims to train conservators-restorers of cultural assets, qualified to undertake work on this scientific area, under supervision of a senior conservator.

 

Programme Structure

1st YEAR

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2ndsemester

ECTS

HOURS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation I (stone, ceramics)

7

100

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation II (glass, metal)

7

100

Photographic Methods and Technical Documentation of Works of Art

3

24

Preventive Conservation I

1,5

15

Practical Exercises of Drawing I

3

45

Practical Exercises of Drawing II

3

45

History of Antiquity Art I

3

30

History of Antiquity Art II

3

30

History, Materials and Technologies I (stone, ceramics) 

4

45

History, Materials and Technologies II (metallic and glass arts)

4

45

Physics and Chemistry I

3

45

Physics and Chemistry II

3

45

Laboratories and Workshops – Principles and Practices

3

22

Cleaning of painted and non-painted surfaces

1,5

18

 

 

 

Image processing methods

3

24

Transversal area

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2nd semester

ECTS

HOURS

Research Methodology

4

45

Christian Culture

4

45

 

30

 

30

 

 
 
 

 2nd YEAR

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2ndsemester

ECTS

HOURS

 

 

Main area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation of Sculpture

8

126

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation of Furniture

8

120

Practical Exercises of Sculpture I (modeling, moulds and reproductions)

3

60

Practical Exercises of Sculpture II (carved wood)

3

60

History of Medieval Art I

3

30

History of Medieval Art II

3

30

History, Materials and Technologies III (Wood and Gilded wood)

4

45

History of Wooden Arts (Furniture)

3

30

Physics and Chemistry III

3

45

Physics and Chemistry IV

3

45

Preventive Conservation II

2

15

Iconography and Iconology

3

30

Colour Theory and Practice

3

30

Techniques of Inventory  

3

30

Transversal area

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2nd semester

ECTS

HOURS

Aesthetics and Semiotic

4

45

Themes of Portuguese Culture

4

45

 

30

 

30

 

 
 
 

  3rd YEAR

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2nd semester

ECTS

HOURS

 

 

 

 

 

Main area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation of Painting I 

8

120

Techniques of Preservation and Conservation of Painting II

8

120

Painting and Polychromy Techniques I

3

60

Painting and Polychromy Techniques II

3

60

History of Modern and Contemporary Art I

3

30

History of Modern and Contemporary Art II

3

30

Physics and Chemistry III

3 45 Physics and Chemistry III 3 45

History of Textile Arts

3

30

Conservation of Contemporary Art

3

30

Museology and Preventive Conservation

3

30

Theory, History and Deontology of Restoration

3

30

History, Materials and Technologies V (Adhesive, Film) 

3

30

Conservation and Restoration of Organic / Inorganic Materials

3

30

Transversal area

1st semester

ECTS

HOURS

2nd semester

ECTS

HOURS

Contemporary Art

4

45

Visual and Digital Culture

4

45

 

30

 

30