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Textile Conservation - MPhil


University of Glasgow College of Arts

Full time & Part time September Other 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

About the course

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. The facilities include workrooms, a wet lab, dye lab, chemistry lab and well-equipped analytical lab.
  • You will benefit from our close links with Glasgow Museums,

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Entry Requirements

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.
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.


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