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Master of Conservation-Restoration

Learning outcomes

1. The Master has specialized knowledge and insight in the management and conservation of heritage objects, the C/R-design and the humanities and natural sciences, for use in C/R-research and C/R-practice.

2. The Master formulates a clear research question related to a heritage problem or a C/R practice, in accordance with a scientific methodology.

3. The Master splits a problem orderly and thematically into partial problems and research questions, taking priorities into account and correctly puts in human and material resources.

4. The Master integrates knowledge from C/R and adjoining disciplines, develops new knowledge and insights in heritage theory and/or C/R-practice and makes a meaningful contribution to the work field.

5. The Master develops a realistic C/R-design for a heritage object and/or collection of heritage objects based on the humanities and natural science preceding research and the following valuation, taking into account the full contextual complexity of the heritage and/or C/R-problem. He/she critically evaluates this design.

6. The Master thematically puts together an (interdisciplinary) team and co-ordinates it.

7. The Master executes an action plan for the C/R of an uncommon, complex heritage object and/or collection within an imposed and limited time frame.

8. The Master qualitatively executes C/R-actions, proper to specific and complex heritage objects and object families and/or collections, with care for health and safety.

9. The Master timely calls in expertise from various specialties, based on a realistic estimation of his/her own capabilities and with a view to consultation and cooperation.

10. The Master documents a C/R action scientifically and correctly and coherently communicates about it.

11. The Master selfcritically contributes to public knowledge, awareness and experience of the heritage, coming from a knowledge of the broad international heritage field and with insight in relation to his/her own position within a professional (international) network.

12. The Master follows new developments in the domain of conservation, restoration and heritage management and critically evaluates them.