Watchmaking

Conservator

Bachelor of Arts in Conservation specialising horological instruments
Professional Education and Training (PET)

Length of training:
3 years
Languages:
French
Diploma:
Bachelor HES
Admission condition

Hold a federal VET diploma (certificat fédéral de capacité - CFC) in a conservation-related subject and a federal vocational baccalaureate, or a Swiss school-leaving certificate (maturité gymnasiale) plus one year's work placement experience. There is a separate admissions procedure for candidates over the age of 25 who do not have the above qualifications.

Since 2005, the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus (Swiss CRC) has coordinated the Bachelor of Arts in Conservation. During the first two years, students learn basic conservation techniques. The third year corresponds to a pre-specialisation in one of the areas practiced by the Swiss CRC partner-schools. Haute École Arc de Conservation-Restauration (University of applied sciences) in Neuchâtel offers specialisms in scientific, technical and horological instruments. Holders of a BA in Conservation can work at public, public-private or private institutions (museums, monuments, galleries, foundations). They have acquired specific competencies in preventive conservation and basic skills in conservation-restoration.

Source: Haute École Arc de Conservation-Restauration, Neuchâtel

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Haute École Arc-Conservation-restauration

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