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Conservation education


According to the modern and international criteria in Turkey, it is from now on required to arrange the conservation education on different levels. One of the most important attempts in view of this is achieved by the Istanbul University Faculty of Science and Letters, which has set up “the Department of Conservation of the Moveable Cultural Property” in 1993. Being the first in Turkey, this department offers education on the conservation and restoration of cultural properties both for non-organic works of art like metal, glass, ceramic works, stone works, pictures on the walls and mosaics, and for organic works of art like wood, paper, bone, and textile.

In Turkey, conservation education is solely offered at the faculties of architecture, and in such a way that the conservation and restoration of generally immovable cultural properties of architectural heritage is included.