The  material  remnants  that bear trace  of early cultures  reflect  the historical  development  which we establish  the future  on it. It is very important to conserve  the work which forms the equity of the scientific studies against the factors  treating our  cultural and historical  heritage’s permanence  and continuity. With reference  to the fact that Turkey  is one of the countries in the world is in need of protection personnel/experts, the department of Conservation  and Restoration  of Cultural Heritage  has been established. It aims to bring up qualified  members of profession and scientists whose technical knowledge  and abilities are developed, who can contribute  the country’s  needs  by monitoring and commenting on  the activities both in the country and the world from theoretical and technical aspects.

In 2013-2014 Instruction–Education Year, beginning of the students’ admission, four-year education will be applied  in this department. The instruction and education in this department will be about like ceramics, tile, stone, metal, glass, textile, paper, wood, icon, painting on-canvas, wall painting, mosaic belonging to estate or asset archeologic and ethnographic quality.

Theconservators will be brought up  on scientific observation and research, method developing and determination, application  and evaluation of the application  results. The department, in addition to the instruction-education, with the help of protection science, by working collaboratively with such as archaeology, art history, fine arts, museology, architecture, mineralogy, microbiology petrography and archeometry, different arts, social and physical sciences, it will develop  diagnosis and treatment to estate  or asset  quality of work, building and building  materials aiming at the protection. With its research and application projects, it will also play an important role in protection of our cultural heritage, and take it as a duty.

Prof. Dr. Yaşar Selçuk ŞENER

Head of conservation and restoration of Cultural heritage department