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Subject: Graduate program in Preventive Conservation

Graduate program in Preventive Conservation

From: Jean E. Brown <jean.brown>
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
New Preventive Conservation MA
at Northumbria University
'Promoting and Sustaining Excellence'

The new Preventive Conservation MA provides an opportunity to
develop an understanding of the wide range of materials that are
used to create objects of moveable cultural heritage as well as the
most appropriate strategies for storage, display and transportation.

The programme is highly vocational and provides an ideal basis from
which to enter collections care or preventive conservation. It can
follow on from a wide range of first degrees including: art history,
archaeology, fine art, chemistry, physics, engineering or computing.
For those already involved in collections care it offers the
opportunity to underpin their knowledge and understanding with a
formal qualification contributing towards professional accreditation

The integration of best practise with working practise is reflected
in both the content and structure of the programme, which combines
the principles of preventive conservation within an extended work
experience placement.

There is great flexibility regarding how, when and where the student
engages with the programme. It can be studied:

    *   Full time over one year on campus
    *   Full time over one year via distance learning
    *   Part time over two year via distance learning

The mission of Northumbria is to foster an international community
based on teaching excellence and outstanding student support in
which learning and academic enquiry are both enriching and exciting
whether on campus or via distance learning.

Visit <URL:>
to learn more about our staff, take a look at some of the facilities
in our conservation centre and read some of the comments by recent

Alternatively write, telephone or email for a course brochure and
application form from:

    Jenny Young
    Conservation Burt Hall
    Northumbria University
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
    +44 191 227 3250 (phone/fax)
    jenny.young [at] unn__ac__uk

A. Jean E. Brown
Northumbria University

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