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Degree program in furniture conservation and restoration

From: Henning Schulze <henning.schulze>
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2004
Furniture Conservation and Restoration Training Programme in Ireland

The Furniture College at the Letterfrack Campus of the Galway-Mayo
Institute of Technology (GMIT) is inviting applicants for the
National Diploma programme in furniture conservation and
restoration. The training programme provides students with a
thorough understanding of the historical, ethical and aesthetic
aspects of furniture conservation and restoration, with an emphasis
on developing a high level of practical skill.

The three year full-time course is comprised of six practical and
theoretical subjects, such as Traditional Processes, Furniture
Materials, Furniture History, Conservation Science, Business and
Communication Skills. In the practical training students learn by
working on historic furniture under personal instruction by
experienced tutors. Further practical and theoretical experience is
gained during a work placement, as well as study trips to important
furniture collections in Europe.

The new facilities for the programme include separate
conservation/restoration, woodworking and wood turning areas, as
well as a scientific laboratory including microscopy and photography
facilities. In addition to the specific conservation/restoration
equipment, general wood working machinery is shared with other
training programmes in GMIT's state of the art machine hall.

Admission of school leavers and mature applicants from Ireland and
other countries to the programme is administered through the Central
Admissions Office (CAO) <URL:>, Course Code GA
948), and is based on a combination of leaving cert points and/or an
assessment interview held on the college campus in April 2004.
Closing date for applications is the February 1, 2004.

For further information please see


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or contact:

    Debbie Ruddy
    The Furniture College
    Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
    Letterfrack Campus
    County Galway
    +353 95 41 660
    Fax: +353 95 41 112
    debbie.ruddy [at] gmit__ie

Henning Schulze
Course Coordinator
Furniture Conservation and Restoration Course
The Furniture College
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Letterfrack Campus
County Galway
+353-95-41 660
Fax: +353 95 41 112

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