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Degree program in furniture conservation and restoration

From: Henning Schulze <henning.schulze>
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Furniture Conservation and Restoration course
Letterfrack, Ireland

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is now offering
additional vacant places for the Bachelor of Science Programme in
the Conservation and Restoration of Furniture and Wooden Objects.
This course is run at the GMIT Letterfrack campus. The training
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 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, students have access to modern wood working machinery in
a dedicated machine hall.

The course is accredited by European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
and opens the possibility for further qualification including Bach
(Hons.) and Masters' Degree.

Admission of school leavers and mature applicants from Ireland and
other countries to the programme is administered through the Central
Admissions Office (CAO, <URL:>, Link: Vacant Places
Application, 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 September. Woodwork experience or
conservation/restoration internship is not mandatory requirement for

A number of additional places are now available on this course.
Admission is through the CAO web site 'vacant places' link or by
applying direct to the

    Admissions Office
    Dublin Road
    +44 53 91 742304
    acadaffairs [at] gmit__ie

All applicants must pass an interview/portfolio assessment which
will take place in September.

For further information see <URL:> or contact:

    Henning Schulze or Angelika Rauch
    Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
    Letterfrack Campus
    County Galway
    +353 95 41 660
    Fax: +353 95 41 112
    henning.schulze [at] gmit__ie
    angelika.rauch [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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:14
                 Distributed: Sunday, September 5, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 26 August, 2004

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