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Institut National du Patrimoine - Paris


									                                                       ART SCHOOLS

                                                      Institut National du Patrimoine - Paris

     Institution’s profile

     The Ecole nationale du patrimoine was founded in 1990 to admit and

                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph provided by the institution
     train specialists in historic preservation for the French government,
     the city of Paris, and regional governments. In 1996, that mission was
     expanded to include restoration of works of cultural and artistic
     importance. At that time, the school was merged with the Institut de
     Formation des Restaurateurs d’œuvre d’art.

     Today the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) consists of two
     teaching departments—one for preservation of monuments and
     buildings; the other for art restoration.

     The preservation department offers the following specializations:
     archeology, archives, inventory, historic monuments, museums, and
     scientific, technical, and natural heritage.
     The restoration department offers the following specializations: cera-
     mics, graphic and book arts, textile art, furniture, painting, photogra-          The INP is also well integrated in European and international net-
     phy, and sculpture.                                                               works of preservationists and restorers, with ongoing projects in
                                                                                       China, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Maghreb. The institute’s library
     The institute views its activities in an international perspective,               and a documentation center hold more than 30,000 works on pre-
     indispensable to their high scientific level. Numerous roundtables                servation and restoration.
     and conferences bring contact with French and foreign professionals.
     At the same time, students are encouraged to do scientific work com-              The INP is located in the second arrondissement of Paris, in the cen-
     mensurate with their learning and stage of specialization. Special                ter of the capital, close to the great cultural institutions of the coun-
     seminars are also organized abroad for preservation and restoration               try such as the Musée du Louvre, the Bibliothèque Nationale, and the
     professionals.                                                                    ministry of culture.

            Identity form

           Precise name of the institution :                                ■   Institut national du patrimoine
           Type of institution :                                            ■   Public
           City where the main campus is situated :                         ■   PARIS
           Number of students :                                             ■   140 (preservationists and restorers) in degree programs; 1,000 in continuing
           Percentage or number of international students :                 ■   66 foreign students from 1992 to 2004 ■ 21 nationalities
           Type and level of qualifications awarded :                       ■   Own degree
           French language courses for international students :             ■   No
           Study programmes for international students :                    ■   Yes
           Training programmes in English :                                 ■   No
           Registration fees for the year (for information only) :          ■   278 € (2003-2004)
           Postal address :                                                 ■   Carré Colbert – 2, rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris                                                             311

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