POST-GRADUATION SUPPLEMENTARY TRAINING OF CONSERVATORS WITHIN THE COURSES OF CONSERVATION OF WORKS OF ART AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OF ARTS, CRACOW
In the field of conservation may be observed a range of relatively rapidly occurring changes with regard to methods, materials applied and aesthetic requirements which result in alterations introduced to curricula designed for the conservator training. In consequence of the above changes arise the differences between the levels and resources of professional knowledge acquired by succeeding yearly groups of graduates which are becoming the more drastic with time elapsing from the date of graduation. Certainly, the conservators are augmenting their knowledge chiefly due to experience gained during th e ir professional activities, however, lit is the nature of conservator’s job itself, connected with the need of applying long-lasting treatments, th a t practically confines the development of perceptive abilities and leads to performing the work in form limited to a daily bread -an d -b u tter business. In several cases the conservators have to do their job far from larger professional circlds and the thus narrowed specialized range makes them unable to be duly orientated in a complete se t of problems and trends prevailing in conservation. Frequently enough some of them are forced to withdraw from profession for a longer or shorter period of time due to changes in their living conditions. The above features and occurrences have been often subjected to discussions within the conservators milieu in Cracow. Taking into account all these problems in 1970 it has been decided in the Conservation Department at the High School of Arts, Cracow to organize a systematic action of supplementary training for persons who graduated in this Department. The activities sta rted by the Department have taken the form of a three-day cycle of lectures combined with shows and discussions covering selected problems from different ranges of conservation and auxiliary disciplines which are held once a year early in spring or in the late autumn when the conservators, afte r completing their seasonal works, have more time at their disposal.
doc., Akademia Sztuk Pięknych Kraków
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