Textile Conservation is a multidisciplinary subject which combines academic knowledge with cultural awareness, aesthetic sensitivity and technical skill. This MPhil is both an academic programme and professional training; it will give you a framework of theoretical knowledge and a range of practical experience which will enable you to contribute to the understanding and preservation of culturally significant textile artefacts. WHY THIS PROGRAMME
- This is the only programme of its kind in the UK, and one of only a few specialist textile conservation programmes in the world.
- You will be based in our specialist conservation laboratories.
- You will benefit from our close links with Glasgow Museums, as well as the University’s own Hunterian Museum. Glasgow’s civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing. You will have the opportunity to draw on the museums’ rich and varied textile collections.
- You will be taught by visiting specialists from local and national museums in Scotland and the wider UK.
- You will take part in a project-based work placement, where you can explore a possible future career while meeting professional practitioners and developing your skills and experience.
How to apply
International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.
An Honours degree, at 2.1 or above, or international equivalent. GCSE /Higher/international equivalent Chemistry qualification. A pass in the International Academic Projects distance-learning course Chemistry for Conservators is an acceptable alternative. See http://www.academicprojects.co.uk/ . Good manual skills – demonstrated by examples, preferably of stitching – examples are brought to interview. Previous conservation or museum experience is not an essential requirement, although it is necessary to demonstrate an interest in this work. It is recommended that candidates visit local conservation laboratories to gain a good insight into the type of work that goes on. Contact details can be provided. A personal statement, a reference and sample of academic writing are also required. The online application process opens at the beginning of October each year.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.
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