The full training programme includes:
- a Bachelor’s degree certificate in Humanities or Science, possibly including the Minor in Conservation and Restoration (offered in Dutch only) (30 ECTS credits);
- a two-year Master's programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in one of the specialisations, including a substantial element of practical training, or a two-year Master's programme in Technical Art History;
- a two-year Advanced Professional Programme in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in one of the conservation specialisations, in which the trainee conservator works full-time in a conservation studio and completes at least one work placement.
Upon completing the full seven-year programme, you will be nationally and internationally qualified as a conservator in your chosen specialisation. This programme complies with the international standard that is required for conservators according to the European Network for Conservation and Restoration Education (ENCoRE).
Testimonial student Lise Steyn
"I would definitely recommend this programme, but with a warning: If you’re not going to give it a 100% and work overtime, this is not the programme for you! Conservation has to be your passion, because it definitely isn’t a part-time course."