After your Master's

Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

With your Master's degree in hand, you can continue in the Post-Master's track, venture into the job market or embark on an academic career.

Becoming a conservator

As a graduate of the Master's programme, you can apply to continue your training in the Post Master’s track. The Post Master's track offers you the chance to become a trainee conservators (RIOs) and follow an intensive programme of supervised, on-the-job learning. Through participation in conservation and research projects, you build the competence to undertake conservation projects independently and gain experience in dealing with more complex conservation issues. Upon completion of the Post Master's, you will officially become certified as a qualified conservator.

The job market

Qualified conservators may work for a wide range of public or private institutions involved with cultural heritage care. You may choose to work in a museum, art gallery, library, or scientific laboratory, to set up as an independent practitioner, or to join an existing commercial studio. Some of our alumni currently work, for example, at the Armémuseum, the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Plowden and Smith, The Rijksmuseum, Mauritshuis and Van Gogh Museum.

An academic career

Graduates of the programme who are passionate about research are also well-equipped to pursue in academia. You can go on to enrol as a PhD at the University of Amsterdam, another Dutch university or a university abroad.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

30 November 2017