The aim of this programme is to produce well-informed professionals in conservation of archaeological and historical materials. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the principles governing the profession, deterioration mechanisms and conservation of cultural heritage, as well as preventative conservation and care of collections. Students specialise in the conservation of their preferred material in Year Two.
The programme is delivered through a combination of practical sessions, lectures, seminars and structured reading. Students undertake twelve weeks of field work over the course of two years at museums or cultural heritage sites in the Middle East. Assessment is through essays, presentation, portfolios, placement portfolio and dissertation.
• Introduction to Conservation Practice
• Principles in Conservation
• Preventative Conservation
• Investigating Objects
• Object-based Learning
• Technical Skills for Cultural Heritage
• Collections Care and Management
• Applied Conservation Processes (specialising in preferred material, options include metals, glass, stone, ceramics, textiles and contemporary art, plus archaeological sites)
• Communicating and Managing Conservation
• Material Science for Conservation
UCL Qatar builds upon UCL’s renowned expertise in cultural heritage. Its facilities include the most advanced and highly equipped conservation and archaeological research laboratories in the region. UCL Qatar welcomed its first intake of 32 students from 13 countries in August 2012, and in partnership with Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums Authority, seeks to establish itself as the leading centre of excellence in the Gulf for the study of cultural heritage and related fields.