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One-Year/ Semester Courses - Restoration of Paintings

Tuition fee €15,000.00 per programme


One-Year / Semester Course

The program of restoration of paintings is designed to provide students with the education and training required to prepare them for career as conservators of those material artifacts that are of artistic, historic, or other cultural significance.
The instructional program at Accademia Riaci prepares students for continued professional growth and development throughout their careers and gives them an appreciation of the possibility to contribute to continuing evolution of restoration profession.
The program emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the aesthetic and cultural significance of artifacts requiring restoration, the scientific and technical means of identifying the materials employed in the fabrication and restoration of artifacts, and the understanding of their properties, the modes and mechanisms of the deterioration of art and restoration materials, the procedures and techniques employed in restoration documentation, the importance of interdisciplinary study that fosters the student’s creative learning in different restoration specialties and allied fields.
Students undertake research projects, laboratory work, and seminars in special areas of restoration such as climatology or the problems ethnographic and archaeological artifacts and gain intensive restoration experience through advanced fieldwork.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

One-year course
This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject – combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience – looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Course contents: ・Lessons of specialization ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons ・Independent Study ・Guided Art Visits ・Art Stages ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)

Programme structure

Course Schedule

One-Year Course Jan.11, 2016 – Jul.29, 2016/Dec.16, 2016 Sep.5, 2016 – Apr.28, 2017 Jan.16, 2017 – Jul.28, 2017/Dec.15, 2017 Sep.4, 2017 – Apr.27, 2018 Semester Course Jan.11, 2016 – Apr. 22, 2016 Sep.5, 2016 – Dec.16, 2016 Jan.16, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2017 Sep.4, 2017 – Dec.15, 2017 Jan.15, 2018 – Apr. 27, 2018 Sep.3, 2018 – Dec.14, 2018

Italian (with interpreter in English or Spanish)
*Please inquire for other languages.

Apply now! Fall 2018
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States