The MA Conservation of Museum and Archeological Artifacts is one of the many unique programs you’ll find at Durham University Department of Archaeology.
This is a two-year course, which educates and trains graduate students to be conservators capable of researching, analysing, cleaning, preserving and caring for a wide range of archaeological and museum objects.
This program is intended for those who wish to become practising artifact conservators, or work in the fields of artifact research or preventive conservation. Graduates of the course will normally work in museums or large heritage organisations such the National Trust or English Heritage.
Graduate students are drawn from a wide range on disciplines, but manual dexterity, a very basic knowledge of chemistry and an enthusiasm and desire to work with museum objects are essential.
The first year year comprises 11 months intensive teaching in Durham, the second year is typically an industrial placement in the conservation laboratory of a major museum. To apply to this or any of the other interesting programs at Durham from Canada, please contact Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com Remember that Barclay offers FREE application assistance, so there is no cost to the student. Our fee is paid by the school.
Here’s a look at one student’s wonderful experience of being enrolled at Durham.