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- the practical skills used in textile conservation
- related practical skills including dyeing and photography
- the science underpinning textile deterioration and conservation treatments
- preventive conservation techniques
- the technological, cultural, historic and aesthetic contexts of textile artefacts
- the place of conservation in the wider cultural sector
- transferable and professional skills including project management, problem solving, communication and client liaison
- Principles and practice: core skills and ethics
- Ethics in Textile Conservation Practice
- Understanding textiles: technology
- Principles and practice: developing skills
- Preventive conservation
- Material cultures
- Principles and practice: advanced skills
- Conservation in practice
- Deconstructing the artefact
- Principles and practice: conservation projects
- Professional development
- Research management
Textile ConservationUniversity of Glasgow
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Location: University of Glasgow
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 24 months
Intl fees: £20420
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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. **Academic contact: [email protected] Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MPhil: 24 months full-time; 48 months part-time** WHY THIS PROGRAMME If you are looking to enter a career in textile conservation practice in a museum or other institution, or to pursue doctoral-level research in this field, this programme is designed for you. 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. 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, 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. 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 taught by visiting specialists from local and national museums in Scotland and the wider UK. Find out more about our facilities and research at the Centre for Textile Conservation: www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/arthistoryresearch/centrefortextileconservationandtechnicalarthistory/textileconservation/ Textile Conservation blog: www.textileconservation.academicblogs.co.uk/ PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take core courses over two semesters in each year, with a work placement in the summer between the first and second years. You will write up your dissertation over the second summer and submit it at the end of August. The core courses will develop an understanding of:
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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 and sample of academic writing are also required. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 2 subtests not lower than 7.0 and no other sub-test lower than 6.5 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 95; no sub-test less than: Reading: 23 Listening: 23 Speaking: 22 Writing: 24 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 68; no sub-test less than 62 For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses
IELTS: 7.0 (no sub-test less than 7)
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Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isnâ€™t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate studentâ€™s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing studentsâ€™ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.