Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

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Art Conservation - Research (M.A.C.)

Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Cost per year:*
National: $7,186
Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers


Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field involving the examination, interpretation, analysis and conservation of cultural, historic and artistic objects. Queen's University offers Canada's only Master's degree program in art conservation. This program provides the foundation necessary for professional conservation scientists and conservators who must rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences to understand the creation and production of material culture in past and present contexts and to ensure its preservation for the future. Research is individually designed to suit the background and interests of students and faculty. Topics may be in history of technology or other conservation related areas.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
Application Notes : For international students, if required, a minimum TOEFL total score of 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have: a four-year Honours bachelor degree in humanities, sciences or engineering with a minimum B+ average (or equivalent); one full-year, post-secondary course in fine art studio or workshop practice (or equivalent); three terms of chemistry at the university level, including at least one term of organic chemistry, all courses preferably with a laboratory component; and a minimum of five years of work experience as a conservator.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in the humanities must have a minimum of five full-year courses in art history, ethnology, archaeology, or equivalent. Applicants with a science or engineering undergraduate degree must have a minimum of two full year courses in art history, ethnology, archaeology, or equivalent.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 22, 2022