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Subject: MA Program in preventive conservation

MA Program in preventive conservation

From: Jean E. Brown <jean.brown>
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Preventive Conservation MA
Northumbria University

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, issues
relating to environmental management and collections care as well as
the most appropriate strategies for storage, display and

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 with 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 or via the internet
    *   Part time over two years on campus or via the internet

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 the internet.

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
graduates, see


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

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

A. Jean E. Brown
Senior Lecturer
Burt Hall
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
+44 191 227 3331
Fax: +44 191 227 3250

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