Art restoration is a specialized course which
involves inspection, documentation, treatment
and precautionary care of the art objects.
Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, anthropology, archaeology
M. A. in art history, studio art, anthropology, archaeology
PhD in Art Conservation
Pass 12th class in any stream.
Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Mysore University, Mysuru, Kanataka
University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
National Museum, New Delhi
University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR ART RESTORATION
In addition to education and training, soft skills like the ones that follow can help you stand out in your job:
Passion: A passion for the art to be restored is necessary. Any halfhearted or indifferent attempt at restoration shows.
Detail-oriented: Being meticulous, detail-oriented, and patient are also good skills to have.
Specific materials skills: Necessary skills vary according to the restoration project, too. Restoring a 19th-century painting requires a chemistry background and an in-depth knowledge of oil paints and canvas while restoring a medieval woven tapestry requires specific knowledge of textiles and historical methods and materials.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ART RESTORATION
A fine art restorer's job involves cleaning artwork and preserving it for the future. However, there are many other duties that may be involved in the position as well, such as:
Examining, studying and treating artworks
Performing conservation treatments to the highest standards
Developing and maintaining standards for storing, handling, installing, packing, and shipping of artworks
Collaborating with scientists, department colleagues, and others on complex projects
Publishing and presenting research
Advise curators and other staff on any technical issues related to potential acquisitions and current collections