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Teaching Conservation – Colloque organisé par European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education (ENCoRE)

26 mars 2014, Liège, Belgique

Date et lieu

26 mars 2014, École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège, 31, Boulevard de la Constitution, B-4020 Liège, Belgique & Université de Liège (lieu à préciser)


La conférence se tiendra en anglais. Les thèmes abordés seront:

  • The relevance of ‘practice’ in conservation- restoration education programs

  • The effects of the European Qualification Framework on teaching

  • Revision of the statutes and a critical assessment of the membership

  • Research in a European framework considering the Horizon 2020 agenda

Education of conservator-restorers has shifted over the decades from teaching apprentices practice in studios in the classical master / pupil situation, towards a complex education process on academic level, reflecting the fundamental changes within the profession.

At present there are numerous types of education for the discipline of Conserva- tion-Restoration in Europe, showing many similarities but sometimes also considerable differences. The advocated student’s mobility on the other hand requires that qualifications can be recognized mutually, not on the basis of purely formalistic procedures but in measurable terms of knowledge, skills and competences, as described in the European Qualification Frame- work (EQF).

In order to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences, it is neces- sary that “an appropriate balance of integrated theoretical and practical teaching” [Document of Pavia 1997] is achieved. The Board, as a result of the GA in Valencia, has been very active drafting a position paper, describing and defining the term “practice”. It is hoped that this process will help eliminating misunder- standings caused by the different meanings

of the term “practice”, thus facilitating further development of the field. Since several pro- grams in Europe are faced with severe budget and time restrictions jeopardizing the full inte- gration of theory and practice, this paper also offers a tool individual C-R programs can use in discussions with their university administration.





Welcome, Opening

9.30 – 10.45

3 papers + discussion

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.30

3 papers + discussion


14.00 – 15.15

3 papers + discussion

15.15 – 15.45


15.45 – 17.00

3 papers + discussion

17.00 – 18.00

Panel discussion


Reception and poster-presentation students research projects 

Teaching conservation-restoration in an art school: Sharing experiences
 (Marie-Hélène Breuil, Muriel Verbeeck)

Preservation of Digital Art & Cultural Heritage. A new graduate Program at Bern University of the Arts
(Tabea Lurk)

Visiting lecturers in conservation-restoration education. The need for policies, processes and guidelines
(Elizabeth E. Peacock)

Teaching the Concepts of the Mechanical Properties of Materials in Conservation
(W. (Bill) Wei)

The significance of practice in the training of conservator-restorers at the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
(Krzysztof Chmielewski)

Understanding structural conservation through materials science: strategies and didactics
(Cecil Krarup Andersen, Laura Fuster-Lopez)

Balancing knowledge and practice through repetition and reflection: sine scientia ars nihil est – without knowledge, skill is nothing
(Kate Seymour)

Promoting Conservation Culture through Exchange in Training on Traditional and Contemporary Lining Methods
(Nico Broers)

Building Bridges and Conserving Culture
(Kenneth Aitchison)

The Introduction of Open and Free Academic courses in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Greece 
(V. Argyropoulos, A. Alexopoulou, M. Chatzidaki, A. Karatzani, S. Boyatzis, E. Ioakeimoglou and I. Founta)

Using blogs to teach and promote conservation
(Sagita Mirjam Sunara)

Enhancing Education in Conservation through Research and Innovation Projects 
(Georgios Panagiaris, Ekaterini Malea, Stavroula Rapti, Anastasia Pournou)


The conference “Teaching Conservation-Restoration” is open to all interested. Registration is now open.

The conference venue will depend on the numbers registering in advance. Registration must be with ENCoRE before 5th March, so the location can be chosen according to the number of delegates anticipated (anyone registering after 12th March may not get a space).

Participation fees

All Speakers – Free

Members of ENCoRE – Free

Partners of ENCoRE – 50 Euros – 40 euros before 15. February

Non-Members -100 Euros  - 80 Euros before 15. February

All students – Free

Please fill in the following information and email it to

Name ______________________________

Institution ___________________________

Member of ENCoRE  [ ]

Partner of ENCoRE   [ ]

Student (incl ph.d.)  [ ]

Speaker           [ ]

Contact email_________________________

For Partners and non-Members please pay the conference fee to the ENCoRE account:

Den Danske Bank, St. Kongensgade afdeling,

St. Kongensgade 49,

1264 Copenhagen K.

IBAN DK4830004140893331



Up to 2 students from each Member institution can get a grant to cover travel/hotel expenses up to a maximum of 250 euros for each person

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