Royal College of Art

Conservation of art, craft and design


The Department of Conservation at the RCA provides specialist training, education and research opportunities in conservation – a field in which the sciences, humanities, arts and crafts are of equal importance. Under the supervision of experienced professionals, students study, conserve and restore real objects such as stained glass, sculpture or tapestry in a combined working and academic environment. Ongoing research includes digital exploration of museum objects, risk analysis for collections and the impact of lasers on the surface of materials such as marble. College graduates already occupy key positions in major museums and in the private sector.