Swiss CRC course

Common projects

Beneath the study programs, the Swiss CRC institutions share different activities in order to activate the exchange between their students, teachers and researchers, f.eg. common modules, MA Awards, teachers’ & research days, research projects.

Swiss CRC course

Common modules

The Swiss CRC organizes a common course each semester, which is mandatory for all students in the specialization program.

The topics are:

  • Research skills for Conservation-Restoration
  • Managing Conservation Restoration Projects
  • Developing and Evaluating Treatment Interventions: Cleaning
  • Principle to Practice: The Role of the Conservator-Restorer
Swiss CRC MA Award

MA Award

The Swiss CRC confers every year a Master Award to one of its students for the work accomplished within the Campus. In addition to the high quality of the theses, the criteria for the nomination are: usefulness for the future students, professional use, originality and use of the resources of the Swiss CRC.
The prize is usually given during the annual congress of the Swiss Association of Conservation and Restoration, where the nominees present their Master thesis.

The abstracts of the MA theses of all graduates can be found here. 

MA Award winners of the last years:

2020

Janine Meier, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-Restauration:

Oberflächenschutz von Kerisklingen
Eine vergleichende Untersuchung von modernen und traditionellen Beschichtungen

2019

Mirco Meier, Hochschule der Künste Bern:

Ein Beitrag zu Erhaltungsstrategien für
kybernetische, elektronische Kunst am Beispiel
von sunflowers 2 von Ursula Palla

Ein Versuch zur Überwindung von Obsoleszenz und proprietärer Hürden

2018

Line Pedersen, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration:

Etude et conservation-restauration d’un cabinet chinois d’export en laque polychrome, XIXe siècle. Musée Ariana, Genève,

2017

Elisabeth Manship, SUPSI:

An investigation into the use, composition, deterioration and conservation issues of smalt in 16th century wall paintings in Ticino

2016

Andreas Hochueli, Hochschule der Künste Bern:Lackergänzung
Ansätze für anwendungsspezifische Beschichtungen in der Restaurierung am Beispiel der Fehlstellenergänzung auf historischen Streichinstrumenten

2015

Marie-Jeanne Scholl, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration:

Stabilisation des vestiges archéologiques en fer associés à des restes de bois
Caractérisation du degré de minéralisation et réflexions sur leur comportement dans des bains alcalins

2014

Célia Fontaine, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration:

Traitement électrolytique localisé des produits de corrosion du plomb et des alliages plomb-étainMise en application du pinceau électrolytique, le Pleco.

2013

Hélène Dubuis, Abegg-Stiftung:

Deux samits de grand format à médaillon de taille exceptionnelle provenant d’Asie centrale et datés du VII-VIIIe siècle. Etude et problématique du nettoyage.

2012

Myriam Krieg, Hochschule der Künste Bern:

Bis ans Ende der Patina. Vergleichende Untersuchungen von Grundmetall und Patina archäologischer Kupferlegierungs-Objekte aus Avenches (VD).

2011

Denise Madsack, Hochschule der Künste Bern:

Rapid Prototyping – Rapid Aging? Alterungsbeständgkeit von mittels Rapid Prototyping gefertigten Werken in zeitgenössischer Kunst und Design.

2010

Laura Andrey, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration:

Conservation de céramiques archéologiques peu cohésives recouvertes de dépôt argileux. Consolidation préalable éventuelle suivie d’un nettoyage mécanique et/ou chimique à l’aide de cataplasmes.

Swiss CRC Teachers Day

Teachers‘ and Research days

The Swiss CRC organizes each year a Teachers‘ day and /or Research Day, in order to enhance the exchange between teachers and researchers of all schools.

Topics of the last Teachers’ days:

2018: Improving teaching for groups of students
2017: Assessing & Developing Common Master Courses
2015: Common courses (after 1st cycle)
2014: Learning outcomes after BA4
2012: Common courses (before 1st cycle)
2011: Interface problems and heterogeneity
2010: Improvement of collaboration in education and research

Topics of the last Research days:

2019: Data managing, data storing, data sharing
2016: Interaction of Research and teaching
2015: Foundations in Switzerland
2014: Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
2013: Swiss National Fund (SNF)
2012: Organisation of research at each site, current research projects

Research projects

Research in conservation-restoration is a major topic for CRC Master’s lecturers and students: Master’s courses include the adoption and discussion of current research results and Master’s theses have to actively contribute to conservation-restoration research. The majority of the lecturers, teaching at the Master level, are simultaneously integrated into running research projects at their UAS or elsewhere.

All CRC institutions have their individual research collaboration networks and projects. Annual teacher’s and research meetings are organized by the Swiss CRC in order to exchange the knowledge.

» Information about the current research projects at the Swiss CRC partner schools