The conservation and preservation of cultural heritage is an interdisciplinary field requiring close cooperation between conservator-restorers, archaeologists, art historians, collection managers and museum curators on the one hand, and conservation scientists on the other.

In order to promote the synergy between the cultural heritage field, and the natural sciences and engineering, the University of Bologna launched a 2nd level degree Course in Science for the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage (SCoRe). The goal of SCoRe is to develop the first generation of "true" Conservation Scientists at an international level.

The course is aimed at the education and training of Conservation scientists,
that is to say a scientist with further knowledge in conservation (ethics, history, cultural values, historical technologies, past and present conservation technologies and practice, specific scientific aspects, etc.) which enables him/her to contribute to the study and conservation of cultural heritage within an interdisciplinary team. The obtainment of the Master's degree qualifies students to be enrolled in PhD studies of the Mathematical, Physical and Natural Science Faculty of the University of Bologne.

The Master program is completely taught in English.

Teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory work
  • Research project
  • Field trips
  • Internships/Stages


University of Bologna Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences Faculty
Degree course "Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage"
via Guaccimanni 42, 48100 Ravenna (Italy)
tel. +39 0544 937156 fax +39 0544 937159