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The obtainment of the Master’s degree qualifies students to be enrolled into PhD studies of the Mathematical, Physical and Natural Science Faculty of the University of Bologna.


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Graduates will be able to carry out the following professional role and functions:

Conservation scientist

"A Conservation Scientist today can be defined as a scientist with a degree in one of the natural, physical and/or applied scientific disciplines and with further knowledge in conservation (ethics, history, cultural values, historical technologies, past and present conservation technologies and practice, specific scientific aspects, etc.) which enables him/her to contribute to the study and conservation of cultural heritage within an interdisciplinary team"(1).

(1) University Postgraduate Curricula for Conservation Scientists, Proceedings of the International Seminar, Bologna, Italy, 26-27 November 1999, ICCROM, Rome, 2000

Functions that describe the role of a Conservation Scientist 

  • Study, investigate and monitor cultural heritage and its environment with respect to conservation and preservation.
  • Define, develop and evaluate conservation concepts, materials, measures, methods and techniques and develop standards and guidelines.
  • Provide diagnosis before, during and after conservation interventions.
  • Conduct research on causes and mechanisms of deterioration and interpret scientific results for the benefit of the conservation of cultural heritage.
  • Communicate the scientific principles of conservation and promote scientific research in conservation.
  • Co-operate with other disciplines.

Career opportunities:

private and public conservation-restoration, forensic and research institutions

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