An information session about a full-time MSc course in the Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces that will be opening in October at the University of Malta, will be held on Tuesday at 4pm in Hall A of the Faculty of Built Environment.

This course will prepare students for a hands-on career in the conservation of wall paintings and decorative stone, a field that combines disciplines such as materials science, art history and heritage management with emerging technologies and practical work. It is ideal for graduates in archaeology, history of art, chemistry, biology, physics, architecture, engineering or other related fields, and people who love science as much as art, who wish to specialise in art conservation and make it their career.

In October, a preparatory programme will open, designed specifically to prepare students with no background in conservation, to enter the MSc programme in 2019. The two-year MSc will deliver focused, multidisciplinary teaching in the conservation of wall paintings and stone. The programme contains an equal balance of theoretical and practical subjects, carried out throughout the academic years and during summer placements.

Students on the course will carry out a wall painting conservation project at an important site in Malta. Students will spend a significant amount of their training time at the site, directly applying their theoretical studies to the conservation of a Maltese cultural heritage treasure.

During the information meeting staff from the Department of Conservation and Built Heritage will provide additional details and be available to answer questions by prospective students.

The department is already accepting applications.

For further information, watch the short video at the link below.