Study at the Institute
Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management


You see the preservation of our cultural heritage as a joint concern and responsibility?

As an academic restorer you would like to broaden your skill base and competences in the areas of conservation-restoration, management, communication, and didactics?

You are interested in transcultural cooperation and would like to work in an international environment?

You would like to gain experience in international restoration projects?

Then the international Joint Master Programme of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management is just what you are looking for. Apply now to join this unique academic study programme in the field of conservation-restoration and management!

We recommend that beforehand you contact us for a personal information session and visit us on our Open House day!

Joint Master Degree Programme University of Applied Arts Vienna
and Silpakorn University International College (Bangkok, Thailand)

MA (Master of Arts)
Duration (Semesters): 3
Language: English


The Joint Master Study Programme contains study segments at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as well as at the Silpakorn University International College in Bangkok.

During the first two semesters, students are at the Angewandte in Vienna. They participate in teaching courses and seminars regarding Asian cultural heritage, transcultural communication and cooperation, and they prepare the Conservation Workshop. During this praxis-oriented teaching course, Angewandte students work together with their colleagues from Silpakorn on original pieces using the workshops at the Institute.

The second semester includes introductory lectures on religious cultural sites, reflection seminars on transcultural cooperation, and additional courses on preventative conservation and collection care, as well as protection of cultural goods and the planning for emergencies.

During the third semester, students of both the Angewandte and Silpakorn spend a joint study segment in Bangkok. Teaching courses regarding the management of cultural goods, communication practice, and Asian art and culture are the focal points of the study segment. This semester concludes with another Conservation Workshop.
Students can subsequently decide whether they wish to write / carry out their master’s thesis in either Bangkok or Vienna.

During the study programme all students have the opportunity to participate in international projects. These activities are organized by the Institute of Conservation.


The programme is geared to graduates of conservation-restoration (MA,, Dipl.-Rest.) who wish to enlarge their competences in international project work, in teaching and conveying restoration knowledge, in project and site management, and in the preservation of both cultural and world heritage. All this is based on an innovative transcultural and interdisciplinary approach.

Within the framework of the study programme, two groups of students with different academic qualifications meet and spend individual study segments together in both Vienna and Bangkok; a setup that enables learning from and with each other.
New work areas in the field of cultural heritage preservation are explored, and teaching competences in conservation-restoration are developed and practised.

The study programme objective is to convey competences such as the management of restoration projects and UNESCO world heritage sites. Also, the programme aims at the development of communication skills required to communicate effectively with stakeholders and local communities.

Students are invited to participate in international projects of the Institute of Conservation and to expand their competences in the practical application of conservation and collection care.
The programme’s language of instruction is English and includes a stay at the Silpakorn University International College in Bangkok.

The Master of Arts (MA) is awarded by both the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Silpakorn University International College in Bangkok (joint degree).