Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

Master's Degree

This Master's Degree provides advanced training that allows entry into the profession in an autonomous and individual way. Over two years, students will have the opportunity to combine tradition and innovation by applying scientific and technological methods to art and heritage.

It promotes concrete experiences in diverse environments, through internships and collaborations with national and international scientific, museological and academic institutions, as well as with several specialized companies in the sector.

The main objective is to value the service to the community, contributing to the knowledge, conservation, qualification and promotion of art and heritage.

a. Expected candidate profile

  • Interest in classical and contemporary artistic and cultural heritage
  • Interest in a diversified theoretical-practical training, based on a broad vision of Cultural Heritage
  • Willingness to work in a team with professionals from the same area and from other areas of knowledge
  • Taste for working in different contexts: workshops, on-site work, laboratories.
  • Manual dexterity, visual acuity and motor coordination.
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b. Characteristics

  • Deepening of knowledge and experiences for the exercise of the profession, through the development of practices in the areas of interest
  • Development of research, through the elaboration of a dissertation and the stimulation of scientific publication
  • Projects and intervention activities in art and heritage in a real context
  • Specialized training that allows understanding the artistic techniques, composition and behavior of materials, knowing their degradation and carrying out the most appropriate treatments for their conservation
  • Possibility to develop skills in the areas of: Painting, Mural Painting, Sculpture, Carving, Contemporary Art, Integrated Heritage, Documentary Heritage, Archaeological Heritage, Scientific Collections, among others
  • Erasmus programs at European schools and universities
  • Participation in Technical Conferences and Advanced Training Workshops on cutting-edge technologies and methodologies with international experts
  • Contribution to research projects and collaboration with researchers from the Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts
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c. Professional Outlets

In continuation of the Degree in Conservation and Restoration, the Master, with a duration of 2 years, confers a specialization that allows entry into the profession, independently and individually:

  • Integration in teams in public or private cultural institutions, such as museums, galleries, archives, libraries, foundations, monuments, etc., that have workshops, conservation and restoration laboratories or that develop preventive conservation programs.
  • Integration in teams of private conservation and restoration companies.
  • Coordination of conservation and restoration projects, prepares preventive conservation plans.
  • Carrying out diagnoses, defines intervention methodologies and carries out the most appropriate treatments for heritage conservation.
  • Developing applied research in the search for innovative solutions for heritage preservation.
  • Participation in multidisciplinary teams in the rehabilitation of built and integrated heritage and in interventions for the preservation of ancient and contemporary art and heritage.

d. Schedule a Visit

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e. Scholarships and Social Support

Financial support applications are individually analyzed, according to the applicants' specific situation

g. Internships and Project Partners

Companies and Institutions with Internship Agreements

  •     Alexandre Manuel Viegas Maniés – Conservation and Restoration
  •     Archeofactu – Archeology and Art, Lda
  •     CaCO3, Conservation of Artistic Heritage, Lda
  •     Era Archeology SA
  •     NCREP - Consulting in Rehabilitation of Buildings and Heritage Lda
  •     Nova Conservation – Restoration and Conservation of Artistic-Cultural Heritage, Lda
  •     N-Restauros, Conservation and Restoration Lda
  •     Porto Restauro – Conservation and Restoration and Art Objects
  •     XpectralTEK
  •     Diocese of Porto
  •     Serralves Foundation
  •     Municipality of Ovar
  •     D. Diogo de Sousa Archeology Museum
  •     National Tile Museum


  •     ACRA - Tile Conservation and Restoration Workshop - Ovar City Council
  •     City Councils (Porto, Matosinhos, Ovar)
  •     Celestial Third Order of the Holy Trinity
  •     Dioceses, Parishes and Orders (Diocese of Bragança and Miranda, Patriarchal Cathedral of Porto
  •     General Directorate of Cultural Heritage
  •     General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, José de Figueiredo Laboratory
  •     Regional Directorate of Culture of the North
  •     Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets of Galicia, Spain
  •     Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) - Department of Photography, Prague
  •     Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  •     Serralves Foundation
  •     Osvaldo Fio Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  •     Geobiotech, University of Aveiro
  •     Instituto del Patrimonio Histórico Español
  •     Countless parishes
  •     IVACOR- Valencia, Spain
  •     Hercules Laboratory, University of Évora
  •     National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC)
  •     Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Spain
  •     Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, Spain
  •     D. Diogo de Sousa Museum
  •     Soares dos Reis National Museum
  •     Santa Maria de Lamas Museum
  •     NCREP - Consulting in Rehabilitation of Buildings and Heritage Lda.
  •     Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto
  •     Complutense University of Madrid (Fine Arts), Spain
  •     University of Seville (Fine Arts), Spain
  •     University of Vigo, Spain
  •     Minho's university
  •     Venerable Third Order of St. Francis


Contactos Cursos

Academic Services

Student Care
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Administrative Services
Mónica Monteiro
+351 226 196 267

Admission Support
+351 939 450 000