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.
Head of conservation and restoration of Cultural heritage department