Initial training

The Institut national du patrimoine is an institute of higher education under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture.

The mission of the Institute is to recruit candidates through competitive entrance examinations and provide initial training to heritage curators for State civil service, local government civil service authorities and City of Paris. Another mission of the institute is to select candidates again through a competitive entry examination and train conservators-restorers authorized to work on public collections. Training for these two closely related and complementary professions within the same establishment is unique in Europe. 

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Atelier de restauration de l'INP, photo de Chloé Bernard, 2022

Initial training of conservators

Admitted on a competitive basis, conservation-restoration students follow a five-year training programme which includes seven specialties : earthenware, graphic arts...

Elève au travail - Photo : Chloé Bernard / INP

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