The Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice was established in 2005. Its educational, research and artistic activities in the field of restoration and conservation, as well as the participation in both Czech and international cultural heritage fund preservation projects continue the tradition carried on in the city of Litomyšl since 1993. The Faculty is one of the two university workplaces providing higher education in the field of restoration. The Faculty of Restoration offers study programmes at two levels: the accredited four-year undergraduate and accredited two-year follow-up postgraduate level. The undergraduate study programme Arts is further divided into four fields of study, depending on the material and nature of the works of art involved.
The goal of the programme is to prepare specialists in the field of restoration and conservation of works of fine and decorative arts and cultural heritage objects, with sufficient grounding in humanities, related natural sciences and chemical technologies, capable of using the state-of-art conservation methods. Attention is also paid to ethical and aesthetic aspects of restoration and cultural heritage care including the orientation in relevant legislation.
The graduates are qualified for a demanding profession of an independent restorer and conservator of works of fine and decorative arts. They are prepared for both working independently in the field or as members of restoration teams, as well as for the work in museums, galleries or archives. Acquired expertise, a broad range of skills as well as general knowledge opens up a career in educational institutions or state-sponsored national heritage organizations. Thanks to the attention paid to their language competence and participation in international restoration projects, graduates gain excellent qualification to be employed in artwork and monument restoration and conservation projects even on an international scale.