About The School of Conservation
The School of Conservation was founded in 1973 as an independent entity under The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Following a merger in 2011 the School of Conservation became one of the schools under The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation which is an institution of higher education under The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
Our field of education and research is the preservation of our common cultural and natural heritage. Cultural and natural heritage constitutes the evidence of human activity and the development in nature, as seen through for instance writings and images, in artistic expression, in tools and buildings and in finds of natural history - our common heritage and history.
We offer study programmes in conservation-restoration in the following five areas: Graphic Art, Object Conservation, Pictorial Art, Monumental Art and Natural History.
The study programmes are made up of two parts: A three-year bachelor programme (BSc) and a two-year master programme which together with the bachelor degree entitles the student to the designation cand.scient.cons. (MSc). The school also offers a three-year postgraduate research programme (PhD). We also offer supplementary training courses in conservation science in close collaboration with interested institutions and organisations primarily within the conservation-restoration profession.
Much of our research is undertaken in cooperation with our international collaborators and is used in the development of the school’s study programmes and in practical conservation-restoration outside the school. Moreover, some of our research results are used by other branches of science in the humanities, natural science, medicine and technology.
Our Knowledge Centre for Conservation Science - KViC - is a specialized library, which supports research and teaching activities at the School of Conservation. KViC provides about 40,000 references in the form of a books, articles, conferences etc relevant to the conservation-restoration profession.