Royal Decree 635/2010, of May 14, regulates at the national level the basic content of the higher artistic education of the Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets established in Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3, on Education.
According to an informative note from the Ministry of Education issued after the approval of this Royal Decree in the Council of Ministers on May 14, 2010, the objectives of said regulation would be the following:
- To determine the content of the higher education of the Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in the context of the organization of Spanish Higher Education in the European framework.
- Define the basic content of the study plans leading to obtaining the title of Graduate in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets.
- Establish the transversal and general skills of the Graduate Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets as well as the specific skills and professional profiles for each of the specialties.
- Set the basic training subjects and the compulsory subjects of each specialty with their descriptors and corresponding number of credits.
This Royal Decree culminated a long process whose main objective has been to preserve the quality of teaching and guarantee the qualification of future professionals in the field of conservation and restoration, through placement in a higher education space in accordance with their level of own and specific excellence. After its approval, it became necessary for the Autonomous Communities to develop specific study plans for each degree and territory.
The current Study Plan for the higher artistic education of the Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets for the Community of Madrid came into force after the publication of Decree 33/2011, of June 2 (BOCM of June 14). From this moment on, our teachings are registered with all rights in the new Madrid Space for Higher Education, which represents a novel commitment to achieving social recognition and excellence in non-university higher education. The success of this initiative will require all the support and dissemination that the Educational Administrations are willing to offer, at least until it is fully entrenched in society.