Science and Technology for Studying and Preserving the Cultural Heritage and Information Storage Media

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-43 - Conservation and restoration of culturale heritage
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Science and Technology for Study and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Medium possess the methodological, scientific and technological competences required to evaluate, also at an operational level, the conservation status of cultural heritage and to analyse the characteristic morphological and structural features and material properties of cultural goods.

They can pursue careers in the following sectors: - cultural heritage assessment;

  • risk evaluation;
  • the implementation of diagnostic projects geared at arresting processes of degeneration and instability;
  • the restoration of data media as well as related information.

Graduates in Science and Technology for Study and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Medium can enter professional roles in local bodies and specific institutions, such as government offices, museums, libraries, and archives, in addition to professional organisations and companies that operate in the following sectors: archaeological excavation, restoration work, and the protection of cultural heritage, information and related support tools.

Career opportunities open to graduates include a range of new professional positions, such as:

  • specialists in geo-archaeology and archaeological science trained in the study, diagnosis and conservation of archaeological sites and objects, as well as excavation operation support;
  • specialists in the use of analytical support techniques for philological historic studies through the classification of the material of the object, the diagnosis of any causes of degradation and the preparation of conservation projects;
  • specialists capable of managing the entire evaluation process for historical, scientific, technological and naturalistic assets (scientific tools, archives, libraries, films and documentaries) from the acquisition stage to the analysis, diagnosis, conservation, protection, management (cataloguing, computerisation and digitalisation) optimisation, utilisation and diffusion stages;
  • specialists in conservation status analysis, the identification and application of the most effective conservation, organisation and usage techniques, and the renovation of digital and analogue data carriers and the information contained.

Application and admission: Open. H

There is a test to verify the candidates’ preparation, which must be taken before enrolment. T

he evaluation is carried out through TOLC tests (the TOLC tests valid for the registration are TOLC-B the TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ).

Additional learning obligations (OFA)

OFA: Disciplines

Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme structure.

OFA: English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

The study programme provides you with the opportunity to spend a period abroad at a European university or research centre to follow courses and take exams as well as for thesis / research work and for the graduand traineeship. For these scholarships and, in general, for conducting and obtaining the recognition of research activity abroad, you will need a programme teacher as supervisor. Therefore, any field within the programme could potentially provide opportunities. There are two types of scholarships:
Erasmus+, allowing you to take exams abroad in addition to doing research (this programme is currently included in the call for applications for the programme in Geological Sciences).

Erasmus+ Traineeship, exclusively dedicated to internship and research activities.
The Erasmus+ call for applications for this degree programme is available in the Geology area. We highlight the Bachelor's/Master's degree programmes in Conservation at TEI, Technological Educational Institute, Athens (Greece), which has a specific agreement with this degree programme.

The Erasmus+ Traineeship call for applications is published on the unimi.it website and is valid for all degree programmes. In the past few years Traineeship partner universities included: Cergy-Pontoise (France), Poitiers (France), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Ghent (Belgium). Scholarship agreements for internships and research can be stipulated with any other university or research centre with which the programme teachers have scientific collaborations. The activity carried out beyond exams at the foreign university will award 3 CFU credits / month.
The activity to be performed abroad must be agreed with home and foreign university teachers through the Learning Agreement (LA). This document, together with the grade certificate and/or the research report, will allow the degree programme to recognise the activity carried out abroad.

Attending courses and taking exams at a foreign university is not just a great life experience that allows you to learn the local language. It will provide you with the opportunity to deal with a different educational system and develop a more flexible approach to learning. Conducting research or doing an internship abroad will give you the possibility to access facilities that are not available at our University (for example, large instruments), do applied research in specific fields and interact with broader research groups.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and inorganic chemistry 6 48 Italian CHIM/03
General mathematics 6 48 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Law for cultural heritage 6 48 Italian IUS/10
Methodology of the archaeological research and of the history of art 12 96 Italian L-ANT/10 L-ART/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Elements of mineralogy and petrography 6 64 Italian GEO/06 GEO/07
General computer science 12 96 Italian INF/01
General physics 6 48 Italian FIS/01
Plant biology 6 64 Italian BIO/02
Probabilistic and statistic methods 6 48 Italian SECS-S/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analysis methods for cultural goods 9 72 Italian FIS/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Analytical chemistry 9 72 Italian CHIM/01 CHIM/12
Paleontology and stratigraphic geology 6 48 Italian GEO/01 GEO/02
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cultural Heritage Microbiology 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Restoration of cultural heritage 6 48 Italian ICAR/19
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Training 10 0 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 6 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Elements of optics and nuclear physics 9 72 Italian FIS/03 FIS/04
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Anthropology 6 48 Italian BIO/08
Chemistry of materials 6 48 Italian CHIM/05 ING-IND/23
Contemporary museology 6 48 Italian ING-IND/23 L-ART/04
Entomology for cultural goods 6 48 Italian AGR/11
History of technology 9 72 Italian FIS/08
Methods and languages for data management 6 48 Italian INF/01
Multimedial techa organization and digitalization 6 48 Italian INF/01
Non-destructive analyses 6 48 Italian ING-IND/23
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Archaeometallurgy 6 48 Italian ING-IND/23
Archaeozoology 9 72 Italian BIO/05
Archival studies 6 48 Italian M-STO/08
Chemical and physical methods for the cultural goods conservation 9 72 Italian CHIM/02
Chemico-physical methods for conservation and restoration of cultural heritage 8 72 Italian CHIM/02
Geoarchaeology and quaternary geology 12 96 Italian GEO/04
Organic chemistry 9 72 Italian CHIM/06
X-ray methodologies for cultural goods 6 48 Italian FIS/03 FIS/04
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 8 0 Italian
Study plan rules
a - LO STUDENTE DOVRA' CONSEGUIRE 39 CFU SCEGLIENDO NON PIU' DI 5 FRA GLI INSEGNAMENTI AFFINI E INTEGRATIVI DELLA SEGUENTE TABELLA.

Nota 1: l'insegnamento di Organizzazione e digitalizzazione di teche multimediali è propedeutico all'insegnamento di Laboratorio di tecnologie informatiche per la valorizzazione dei beni culturali, attivato nel corso di laurea magistrale in Scienze per la conservazione e la diagnostica dei beni culturali.

Nota 2: "Metodi chimico-fisici per la conservazione e il restauro dei supporti informativi" e "Metodi chimico-fisici per la conservazione dei beni culturali" sono insegnamenti in alternativa.

Nota 3: l'insegnamento di Metodologie della ricerca archeologica può essere inserito nel piano degli studi solo dagli studenti immatricolati fino all'anno accademico 2018-19.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Elements of optics and nuclear physics 9 72 Italian year FIS/03 FIS/04
Anthropology 6 48 Italian First semester BIO/08
Chemistry of materials 6 48 Italian First semester CHIM/05 ING-IND/23
Contemporary museology 6 48 Italian First semester ING-IND/23 L-ART/04
Entomology for cultural goods 6 48 Italian First semester AGR/11
History of technology 9 72 Italian First semester FIS/08
Methods and languages for data management 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Multimedial techa organization and digitalization 6 48 Italian First semester INF/01
Non-destructive analyses 6 48 Italian First semester ING-IND/23
Archaeometallurgy 6 48 Italian Second semester ING-IND/23
Archaeozoology 9 72 Italian Second semester BIO/05
Archival studies 6 48 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Chemical and physical methods for the cultural goods conservation 9 72 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
Chemico-physical methods for conservation and restoration of cultural heritage 8 72 Italian Second semester CHIM/02
Geoarchaeology and quaternary geology 12 96 Italian Second semester GEO/04
Organic chemistry 9 72 Italian Second semester CHIM/06
X-ray methodologies for cultural goods 6 48 Italian Second semester FIS/03 FIS/04
b - Lo studente dovrà inoltre acquisire 12 CFU scegliendo liberamente tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Ateneo, purché culturalmente coerenti con il suo percorso formativo e non sovrapponibili, nei contenuti, agli insegnamenti fondamentali e opzionali già utilizzati nel piano degli studi.
In particolare, rientrano nella scelta tutti gli insegnamenti presenti in questo Manifesto degli studi che rispondano a tali criteri e i seguenti insegnamenti attivati da altri corsi di laurea e laurea magistrale:
CORSO DI LAUREA IN SCIENZE NATURALI (classe L-32)
Biologia generale e ambientale con elementi di istologia (6 cfu)
Geobotanica (6 cfu)
Geopedologia (6 cfu)
CORSO DI LAUREA IN SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE (classe L-34)
Geomorfologia e laboratorio (10 cfu)
CORSO DI LAUREA IN SCIENZE DEI BENI CULTURALI (classe L-1)
Preistoria (9 cfu)
CORSO DI LAUREA MAGISTRALE IN BIOGEOSCIENZE: ANALISI DEGLI ECOSISTEMI E COMUNICAZIONE DELLE SCIENZE (classe LM-60)
Palinologia (6 cfu)
CORSO DI LAUREA MAGISTRALE IN SCIENZE DELLA TERRA (classe LM-74)
Esplorazione geofisica a piccola profondità (6 cfu)
The program of each course indicates the preliminary knowledge necessary to adequately deal with the contents of the course itself. It is the responsibility, as well as the interest, of the student to comply with these indications.
Location
Milano
Course locations
Le lezioni si svolgono nelle aule dei Settori Didattici di Città Studi (consultare gli orari delle lezioni per l'ubicazione delle aule, oppure consultare l'App "La Statale").
Link : https://easystaff.divsi.unimi.it/PortaleStudenti/
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Credit recognition tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: