DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF MOVABLE CULTURAL PROPERTIES


The university senate of Kocaeli University has decided unanimously to suggest Board of Higher Education that is proper to establish Department of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Properties dated 03.04.2008, numbered 2008/5, with article 9. Afterwards the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Properties in Faculty of Fine Arts in Kocaeli University was established by the decision of Board of Higher Education, dated 09.06.2008 and with notice numbered 2056 in accordance with laws and articles.
Therefore, for the first time in a Faculty of Fine Arts in Turkey Department of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Properties was established at Kocaeli University responsively with universities in USA and EU.


The aim of Department of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Properties in Kocaeli University which is the first of its kind in Turkey is to train restorators and consevators who would take a leading role in using scientific conservation methods for cultural properties having documental and historical values in order to maintain durability of them.


Educational principle which is bond to aim of the Faculty is then to graduate students who would be aware of international cultural heritage legislations and ethics as committing themselves to increase the application of preventive maintenance and conservation methods and awareness of conservation of cultural management.


Within this frame, Department of Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Properties determines to provide services of research, scientific publication and education. Right after the academic and infrastructural conditions are finalized, our department will start giving education.