Restoration of Fine and Applied Art Objects

54.04.04In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Archival Research and Archival Analysis of Monuments
  • Attribution of Artefacts
  • History and Methods of Restoration Science
  • History of Interior
  • Methods of Laboratory Research
  • Restoration Project Development
  • Modern Problems of Restoration Science
  • Professional Foreign Language
International relations

Master’s students have an opportunity to: be involved in grant projects; take part in academic mobility programmes; and participate in joint creative practicums with partner universities.

Academic partners

  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
Main areas of research
  • History of various types of restoration activities
  • Monitoring and classification of restoration materials and techniques
  • Analysis of the types and forms of restoration work of monuments
  • Restoration of historical and cultural monuments – a detailed study of the history of developing materials and manufacturing technology, and restoration techniques and materials
Our advantages
  • The programme trains highly qualified and well-educated specialists in the field of restoration, protection, and use of art and culture monuments;
  • The programme combines fundamental University education with the exclusive approaches of teaching modern methods of restoration;
  • The staff are presented by leading St Petersburg art theorists, restorers of stone and woodwork, restorers of paintings, gilding, and rare books;
  • The students of the programme are continually becoming winners in contests and exhibitions (exhibition of restoration works ‘Relic’, international restoration exhibition ‘Denkmal’ in Leipzig, etc.).
Internship and future career

The training process includes research practice: the master students develop their individual research projects and discover the types of activities of the major organisations working in the area of specialisation of this master's programme. The graduates can work at restoration and design workshops, museums of St Petersburg and the Leningrad region as well as research institutes.