Restoration of stone and mural paintings

Stone and derivative materials restorator – painted on wood or textiles artifact restorator

Characteristics of the course of study

The Restoration Master Degree, through the reorganization and requalification of the professional figure establishe by the Cultural Heritage and Instruction ministries, intents to ensure the technical- scientific competences for the training of qualified professional figures that operate in the cultural heritage conservation and restoration ambits. Both the proposed paths, face a series of laboratorial subjects extremely practical. Through them, students have the possibility to concretely operate on art works, together with a series of cultural and theoretical subjects that permit a more aware method to operate. 

I Year

  • Cultural and environmental goods (6 CFA)
  • Photography for cultural heritage (6 CFA)
  • Elements of chemistry applied to restoration (6 CFA)
  • Elements of physics applied to restoration (6 CFA)
  • Tecniche del marmo e delle pietre dure per il restauro (8 CFA)
  • Basic computer science (4 CFA)
  • History of ancient art (6 CFA)
  • Medieval Art History (6 CFA)
  • Restoration theory and history I (6 CFA)

II Year

  • Legislation of cultural heritage (4 CFA)
  • Elements of biology applied to restoration (6 CFA)
  • Stone material restoration I (12 CFA)
  • Mosaic techniques and stone covering for the restoration (8 CFA)
  • Fresco techniques for restoration (8 CFA)
  • Digital modelling techniques (4 CFA)
  • IT technologies for restoration (4 CFA)
  • History of modern art (6 CFA)
  • Restoration Technology Technology (4 CFA)

III Year

  • Restoration molding techniques (6 CFA)
  • Applied on restoration chemistry (6 CFA)
  • Restoration of plaster and stucco (10 CFA)
  • Fresco Restoration I (12 CFA)
  • Contemporary art History (6 CFA)
  • Legislation for building site safety (4 CFA)
  • Architecture History (6 CFA)
  • Mineralogy (6 CFA)
  • English for artistic communication I (4 CFA)

IV Year

  • Techniques and technologies of the diagnostics I (6 CFA)
  • Problems connected to the restoration of contemporay art artifacts (6 CFA)
  • Theory and history of restoration II (6 CFA)
  • Restoration of stone materials II (8 CFA)
  • Restoration of plaster and stucco II (8 CFA)
  • Mosaic and stone cladding restoration (8 CFA)
  • Fresco Restoration II (8 CFA)
  • Museology (6 CFA)
  • Methods for the movement of the artworks (4 CFA)
  • Free activity chosen by student (6 CFA)

V Year

  • English for art communication II (4 CFA)
  • Techniques and technologies of the diagnostics II (6 CFA)
  • Fresco Restoration III (10 CFA)
  • Art semiotics (6 CFA)
  • Work placement activity (12 CFA)
  • Choice courses (10 CFA)
  • Thesis (12 CFA)


Job perspectives

Stone and derivative materials restorator – painted on wood or textiles artifact restorator

At the end of the course students obtain a second level diploma in restoration and are qualified on the professional restoration activity on the cultural heritage. They can operate both in the public or private context. This figure it’s in fact completely independent in the management and supervision of the shipyard in which he operates, with a full control of the conservative techniques to recover painted on canvas or wood artifacts, sculptures, frescos and wooden artifacts.

Image Gallery

Accademia SantaGiulia - Vincenzo Foppa Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS - Via Cremona, 99 - 25124 Brescia
Num. Iscr. Reg. delle Imprese di Brescia e partita IVA: 02049080175 - R.E.A. 291386 - CAP. SOC. Euro 25.148,68