SACI’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year Abroad Program in Conservation is well suited for beginning conservation students or those who have prior training in art conservation and who decided after completing their bachelor’s degree that they would like to pursue a career in this field. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year offers unique opportunities to those who intend to earn an MFA, MA, or Phd, and want to create a significant body of work in their field as a basis for application to an advanced degree program.
Students have the rare opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary conservation techniques in the Graduate Seminar in Art Conservation.
Students visit conservation laboratories, museums, and reproduction studios in Florence and elsewhere in Italy. At no extra cost, they go on field trips to places such as Rome to see the Vatican Conservation Laboratories and ICCROM, as well as painting reproduction studios in cities like Verona and Milan.