West Dean College of Arts and Conservation: Collections Care and Conservation Management
|Institution||West Dean College of Arts and Conservation View institution profile|
|Department||School of Conservation|
This MA provides the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for a lead role in collections care and management within a historic house context. It is aimed at conservators and curators with significant collections care responsibilities, as well as graduates from conservation or other museum related disciplines intending to develop their careers in this area.
Areas of study include understanding, monitoring and managing agents of deterioration; emergency/salvage planning; collections surveys, risk assessment and management; event management; managing staff and budgets; collections care and the fabric of the building; security; introduction to grant-writing; loans, handling and packing; housekeeping and care of typical object types, including paper and books, textiles, tapestries, carpets and rugs, ceramics, stone and plaster, metals, furniture and organic materials, paintings.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You will need to have an upper 2nd class or above UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject, or a non-UK equivalent. You will also need to demonstrate an established relationship (employment or other arrangements) with a historic house, museum or collection that will support your professional practice-based assignments. In the absence of a BA, the requirement will be demonstrable research and writing abilities commensurate with BA level, combined with relevant professional experience, which will be assessed on submission of a portfolio of evidence.
International students will require English language CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level B2 or IELTS 6.5.
Residential modules are supported by off-site research assignments and a dissertation.
|Location||West Dean College|
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
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