Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Master of Conservation-Restoration

1. The Master uses (self)reflection and ethical awareness to keep their actions, functioning and development in line with the evolutions in science and in the conservation-restoration-work field.

2. The Master has developed the attitude and the self-direction to continue lifelong and life wide learning.

3. The Master contributes to and functions well in a safe, sustainable, multicultural, international and transdisciplinary (project) partnership and can integrate the contribution of the various disciplines and collaborators into the best comprehensive concept for the conservation-restoration of the heritage, taking into account the circumstances and the current legislation.

4. Together with various stakeholders, the Master identifies heritage values, based on critical insights in history, on current opinions about heritage care and on personal reflection with a view to passing on meaning to the future.

5. The Master independently documents, analyzes and researches complex problems, plans or concepts related to conservation and/or restoration of heritage, using the available sources, auxiliary sciences and methods.

6. The Master formulates clear research questions and uses the appropriate methodologies or the approriate techniques in function of the research. The research results are interpreted and integrated in a scientific, clear and structured whole.

7. The Master has advanced/innovative knowledge of and insight in the techniques and methods for research, strategy, conservation and restoration practices with regard to heritage, and knows when to apply them.

8. The Master develops new knowledge, insights and skills and contributes effectively and meaningfully to the scientific research and the practice in collaboration with the work field.

9. The Master designs realistic, sustainable and adequate concepts for conservation, restoration, management and accessibility of heritage in its total contextual complexity. These concepts are based on scientific research and are in line with the identified heritage values. The Master critically evaluates and argues the proposed heritage concepts.

10. The Master communicates and advises clearly and scientifically about the conservation, restoration and disclosure of heritage. For this, the Master considers current and future interests of the various stakeholders and the target audience.