Master in Conservation-Restauration
(2nd cycle)


Cultural Heritage is one of the most important assets for any country, its protection and enhancement is one of the state's core tasks (Portuguese Constitution, Article 9). Conservation and Restoration is an activity that contributes the most to that purpose, minimizing the effects that promote degradation of our cultural heritage, allowing this legacy to be conveniently enjoyed in the present and passed on to future generations.

The Master course in Conservation and Restoration answers to the demands and needs of today's society and is in conformity with international recommendations concerning conservators’ education. In this context, the course involves different scientific areas, namely Conservation and Restoration, Conservation Sciences and Humanities (History and History of Art) and provides a solid theoretical and practical education, which is the basis for the establishment and development of suitable skills in Conservation and Restoration, and favours targeted training aimed for a professional context.


António João Cruz

Coordination Committee


Guiomar Fonseca

Telefone: 249 328 237
Extensão 2214
Fax: 249 328 135
E-mail: sec.artes.estt@ipt.pt; guiomar.fonseca@ipt.pt

Curricular structure (new, 2016-2017)

Duration: 2 years
ECTS: 120

1st year, 1st semester:

  • Applied Conservation and Restoration (annual)
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Architectural Heritage
  • Current Conservation Issues
  • Theory and Criticism of Art

1st year, 2nd semester

  • Applied Conservation and Restoration (annual)
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Project
  • Conservation Philosophy
  • Integrated Risks Management
  • Advanced Methods of Examination and Analysis
  • Expertise in Art

2nd year

  • Internship / Dissertation

Partnerships and protocols

Regarding the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, IPT holds a partnership with the following institutions:

  • DGPC – Direcção Geral do Património Cultural (General Directorate of Cultural Heritage)
  • Municipalities
  • Misericórdias
  • Foreign institutions with activity in Conservation and Restoration

They are also kept protocols with major national companies of Conservation and Restoration.

Legal framework and rules

  • Current study plan (from 2016-2017):
    • Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 150, Despacho n.º 9982/2016, August 5, 2016
  • Previous study plans:
    • Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 178, Despacho n.º 12166/2011, September 15, 2011
    • Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 80, Despacho n.º 11652/2008, April 23, 2008
  • ESTT Academic Regulation (October 3, 2012)
  • Master courses Regulation (June 5, 2015)
  • Regulations for the presentation of internship reports and dissertations






Coordination Committee


Curricular structure


Legal framework