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The Art Conservation Level 3 Advanced Diploma delves into preserving artistic masterpieces with a focus on ethics and principles. Students explore materials science, advanced treatments, and specialized techniques for various art forms. Research, documentation, and professional practice enhance their expertise. Graduates excel in conserving cultural heritage.

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Original price was: £194.00.Current price is: £19.99.
Course Duration:
11 hours, 11 minutes
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The Art Conservation Level 3 Advanced Diploma course delves into the intricate world of preserving and restoring artistic masterpieces. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students will gain a deep understanding of the ethical considerations and fundamental principles that guide conservation practices.

The course begins by exploring Conservation Ethics and Principles, examining the moral obligations and responsibilities that conservation professionals uphold. Students will learn how to navigate complex ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions when preserving cultural heritage.

Materials Science for Art Conservation introduces learners to the scientific aspects of conservation. Through hands-on experiments and theoretical studies, students will gain insights into the behavior and deterioration of various materials commonly found in artworks. This knowledge will inform their conservation strategies and ensure the long-term stability of art objects.

Advanced Conservation Treatments build upon foundational techniques, equipping students with advanced skills required to address complex conservation challenges. Specialized Conservation Techniques further enhance students' repertoire by focusing on specific art forms and materials, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, and more.

Research and Documentation explore the vital role of research in the conservation field. Students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills to assess and interpret historical, technical, and contextual information. Emphasis is placed on documentation methods, including photography, condition reports, and databases, to maintain accurate records throughout the conservation process.

Lastly, the course delves into Professional Practice and Project Management, equipping students with the necessary knowledge to establish successful conservation practices. They will learn about client communication, budgeting, and the development of comprehensive treatment proposals. Upon completion of the Art Conservation Level 3 Advanced Diploma, graduates will possess the expertise and practical skills necessary to excel in the field of art conservation, preserving cultural heritage for future generations.

What Will You Learn?

  • Understand and apply conservation ethics and principles in the field of art conservation.
  • Gain knowledge of materials science and its application to art conservation.
  • Learn advanced conservation treatments for addressing complex conservation challenges.
  • Acquire specialized techniques for conserving specific art forms and materials.
  • Develop research skills and the ability to effectively document conservation processes.
  • Learn professional practices and project management techniques relevant to art conservation.
  • Enhance critical thinking and analytical skills for assessing and interpreting historical and technical information.
  • Master documentation methods, including photography, condition reports, and databases.
  • Learn effective client communication and budgeting skills for successful conservation projects.
  • Develop comprehensive treatment proposals for art conservation projects.
  • Gain the expertise and practical skills necessary to excel in the field of art conservation and preserve cultural heritage.

Who Should Take The Course?

  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in art conservation.
  • Professionals already working in the art conservation field seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Graduates with a background in art, art history, archaeology, or related fields looking to specialize in art conservation.
  • Museum and gallery professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of conservation practices.
  • Artists and collectors who want to learn about preservation and restoration techniques for their own artworks.
  • Individuals passionate about cultural heritage preservation and the safeguarding of artistic masterpieces.
  • Students interested in the intersection of science, art, and history.
  • Individuals seeking to contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and ensure its longevity.
  • Those looking to engage in hands-on practical work while combining scientific principles with artistic endeavors.
  • Professionals in allied fields, such as conservation science, archival studies, or museum studies, looking to broaden their expertise in art conservation.


  • No formal educational prerequisites, but a strong interest and passion for art conservation is recommended.
  • Basic knowledge of art history and artistic materials is beneficial.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English to engage with course materials and participate in discussions.
  • Access to relevant resources and materials for practical exercises and projects.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction to Conservation Ethics 00:23:00
    • Ethics and Values in Conservation Practice 00:22:00
    • Legal and Ethical Considerations in Conservation 00:21:00
    • Professional Practice Standards and Guidelines 00:20:00
    • The Role of Conservators in the Cultural Heritage Sector 00:25:00
    • Overview of Materials Science 00:20:00
    • Material Properties and Behaviour 00:21:00
    • Deterioration Mechanisms 00:21:00
    • Analytical Techniques for Art Conservation 00:21:00
    • Use of Microscopy in Art Conservation 00:18:00
    • Advanced Examination Techniques 00:23:00
    • Conservation Treatments of Painting Materials 00:17:00
    • Conservation Treatments of Organic Materials 00:21:00
    • Conservation Treatments of Inorganic Materials 00:19:00
    • Conservation Treatments of Textiles and Paper 00:22:00
    • Conservation of Archaeological Materials 00:15:00
    • Conservation of Metals and Ceramics 00:24:00
    • Conservation of Contemporary Art 00:25:00
    • Conservation of Outdoor Sculptures and Monuments 00:17:00
    • Conservation of Electronic Media 00:20:00
    • Importance of Research and Documentation in Conservation 00:22:00
    • Techniques for Documentation and Condition Assessment 00:15:00
    • Technical Imaging Techniques 00:22:00
    • Environmental Monitoring and Control 00:25:00
    • Ethics and Legal Issues in Research 00:12:00
    • Project Planning and Management 00:21:00
    • Budgeting and Fundraising for Conservation Projects 00:21:00
    • Communication and Collaboration in Conservation Projects 00:23:00
    • Collection Care and Storage 00:22:00
    • Conservation Outreach and Advocacy 00:18:00
    • Exam of Art Conservation Level 3 Advanced Diploma 00:50:00
    • Order Certificate 00:05:00

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