PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

 

PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
 
This PhD was created with the goal of promoting studies of higher academic level in Conservation and Restoration Studies for conservators-restorers, Fine Arts specialists, architects, civil engineers, archeologists, art historians, digital humanities experts and other heritage sciences professionals. 
 
Answering to the present challenges in the area, a broadband curricular program was established in order to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research.
 
Some of the topics covered are:
 
Material and Technical Studies of Art and Cultural Property / Issues related with Conservation-Restoration practice / Theory and Epistemology of Restoration/ New Paradigms and trends in Conservation / Preventive Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage / Green Conservation / Sustainable Conservation strategies / Conservation and Restoration in the Post Digital Era
 
For the accomplishment of this PhD the SoA counts with several laboratories and workshops, as well as with relevant national and international partnerships.
 
What is the necessary background and education?
 
We accept and welcome student from different educational backgrounds. There is no specification with regards to the student undergraduate and Masters’ degree. 
 

Study Plan

This PhD program aims to provide specialized training with high quality standards in basic and applied areas and the new Study Plan integrates a greater number of thematic fields of specialization such as:

  • Material and Technical Studies of Art and Cultural Property
  • Issues related with Conservation-Restoration practice (conservation treatments and methods)
  • Theory and Epistemology of Restoration/ New Paradigms and trends in Conservation
  • Preventive Conservation and Managment of Cultural Heritage
  • Green Conservation
  • Sustainable Conservation strategies
  • Conservation and Restoration in the Post Digital Era

For more information, please send an email to artes@porto.ucp.pt.

Curricular Structrure

1st YEAR / 1st semester  COURSES

HOURS

ECTS

Scientific Analysis of Cultural Property

18

6

Preventive Conservation of Cultural Property: Built, Movable and Applied Arts, Decoration and Ornament

18

6

Artistic Cultural Heritage: Built, Movable and Applied Arts, Decoration and Ornament

18

6

History and Technology of Materials in Art and Cultural Property

18

6

Biodeterioration and Control Methods

18

6

   

30

1st YEAR / 2nd semester  COURSES

HOURS

ECTS

Advanced Research Methodology

18

3

Conservation and Restoration Theory

18

6

Iconography and Sources for the Study of Cultural Property

18

6

Research Seminars (a)

  • Conservation of Archeological and Ethnographic Materials.
  • Conservation of Built Cultural Heritage
  • Conservation and Documentation of Contemporary Art
  • Conservation of Plastics
  • Conservation of Furniture
  • Conservation of Canvas and Wood Painting
  • Conservation of Stucco and Plasterwork
  • Conservation of Mural Painting
  • Conservation of Tiles and Ceramics
  • Conservation of  Sculpture and Gilded Carved Wood
  • Conservation of Metals
  • Conservation of Paper
  • Conservation of Photography
  • Conservation of Textiles
  • Green Conservation
  • Sustainable conservation stratagies
  • Preventive Conservation and Managment of Cultural Property
  • Digital Conservation and Restoration

 (a) The Attendance of Seminars will be accordingly to the subject area of Doctoral Thesis

18

15

   

30

2nd YEAR / 1st semester  COURSES

HOURS

ECTS

Multidisciplinary Themes

18

10

Thesis Project

18

20

   

30

2nd YEAR / 2nd semester  

HOURS

ECTS

Thesis

30

30

3rd YEAR

HOURS

ECTS

Thesis

60

60

4th YEAR

HOURS

ECTS

Thesis

60

60

 

Duration

8 semesters (4 years) –  Full time frequency (240 ECTS)
13 semesters (6 years) – Part-time frequency  (240ECTS)

 

Courses Schedule:

1st Semester – 8 November 2019 to 31 January 2020
2nd semester -  15 April to 30 June 2020
3rd Semester-  6  to 20 Jully 2020

 

Supervision and Research Skills

The main goal of the PhD is the preparation and presentation of a really original and innovative consistente doctoral thesis. Under an individual supervision the program aims to provide doctoral students: ability to carry out research respecting the requirements imposed by the academic quality and integrity; leadership in conservation of cultural property; communicate with their peers, the academic community and society in general on the area of specialization; to promote the academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress.

 

Facilities, Professors and Partnerships

For the accomplishment of PhD program the School of the Arts counts with several laboratories and workshops  besides relevant national and international partnerships.

The faculty aggregates specialists from the School of Arts and invited researchers of recognized academic and professional experience in the various areas of specialty of the course.

The PhD program is associated with the activity of the Heritage, Conservation and Restoration focus area of  the  Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR).