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Academic Research & Activity


The studies in the Conservation of Material Culture Heritage program include theoretical and practical studies. The conservation lab is equipped with special equipment for conservation work and research, advanced imaging equipment, and graphic computer programs that are essential in the conservation field.


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Conservation of historical buildings and sites


Israel is rich with archeological and historical periods and findings. Conservation of historical buildings and sites is a wide field, which focuses not only on conserving and reconstructing the buildings structure, but also on preserving the different values (historical, cultural, et cetera) of the site.

Conservation of cultural heritage buildings is a field that researches, protects and displays building that have important values to its surroundings. It is a multidisciplinary field that combines history, archeology, chemistry, architecture and more. Its aim is to slow down the decay of historical buildings and to display them to the public, so that they could be passed forward to the next generations.



Conservation field trips

Field trips are an essential part of the academic studies in the program. The field trips present case studies of buildings and historic buildings conservation, heritage sites conservation, conservation in museums, and conservation of archeological findings. The field trips are instructed by the best specialists in their fields, and present past and current conservation activities in Israel.



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Conservation of artifacts

One of the fields in the conservation of cultural heritage is the conservation of small artifacts. Small artifacts include archeological findings and museum objects. In the program, students learn different conservation methods for many materials and findings, organic and inorganic, such as: metals, wood, ceramic, stone, mosaic, wall paintings, and more.