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Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

The minor Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage provides an introduction to the most important aspects of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage objects.

Spread over two semesters, the modules that make up this minor give you broad insight into the history, theories and practices of conservation and restoration, teach you about taking preventive conservation measures and provide the basic knowledge of chemistry required to work in the field. All these topics relate to the ten specialisations that are offered in the four-year Master 's and Advanced Professional Programme in Conservation and Restoration that you can follow after your Bachelor's, which are: Book and Paper, Contemporary Art, Glass and Ceramics, Historic Interiors, Metals, Paintings, Photography, Textiles, Wood and Furniture and, if you do not wish to become a qualified conservator-restorer, Technical Art History.

Who is this minor for?

This minor is intended for anyone who wants to work in the cultural field, in whatever function in museums or beyond, with a background in, for example, natural sciences, humanities or social sciences. It would combine particularly well with a Bachelor's in Art History, Chemistry and Archaeology.

Master's programme

Having followed this minor gives you a head start in the selection procedure for the Master’s programme Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year.

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year.


It is no longer possible to apply for the minor in Conservation and Restoration in the academic year 2020-2021. The maximum number of participants has been reached.

A minor in Humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information on the following website:

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Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Engels
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