Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Heritage Science

online course
when 29 June 2020 - 12 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 420

"Heritage Science" is interdisciplinary educational course, which aims to help students with understanding of "how" and "why" the most actual tasks of Cultural Heritage preservation can be resolved by means of combined use of engineering and humanitarian knowledge. The aim of the school "Heritage Science" is to provide students with information about the current achievements in the use of physical, chemical, laser and optoelectronic techniques in Cultural Heritage preservation. Heritage Science is a new, but rapidly growing field of technical and natural sciences which deals with analysis, restoration and documentation of works of art.

Course leader

Nika Domanova - course coordinator;

Vadim A. Parfenov - program coordinator, PhD, associate professor

Target group

Requirements: English language proficiency at a level not lower than Intermediate.

Target group:
Bachelor's degree senior students in physics, optics, electronics, electrical engineering and materials science as well as in artworks conservation and history of art or Master's degree students in technical and humanitarian sciences fields

Course aim

Participation in the School "Heritage Science" allows you to:

Get general knowledge about the basic principles of Heritage Science;
Study advanced physical, chemical, laser and optoelectronic techniques, which are used in Cultural Heritage preservation;
Learn about the design and operation of modern lasers, laser and optoelectronic systems for restoration and analysis of artworks;
Get skills of practical work on modern laser and optoelectronic equipment.

Credits info

4 EC
72 academic hours of professional practice.

Fee info

EUR 420: Russian original price (for comparison): 30 000 RUR

Includes training, excursion program, study materials, migration support.