The EU Erasmus+ program continues to open new world of opportunities for students and teachers. For five days, from 05/09/2022 to 05/13/2022, Сandidate of Art Studies, Senior Lecturer of Fine, Decorative and Applied Arts and Restoration of the Art Works Department Alla BRENIUK underwent an internship in Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (Krakow, Republic of Poland).
During the internship at the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art in Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, connections for future joint applied projects, in particular art plein airs, were made. Also, proposals based on the study of foreign experience, were made for the development and implementation of new courses on the restoration of works of art on a paper basis and restoration of polychrome sculpture for the specialty 023 Fine Art, Decorative Art, Restoration at the Department of Fine, Decorative and Applied Arts and Restoration of Works of Art.
On the first day of the internship, the coordinator from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Dr. Agnieszka Marecka, conducted a tour of buildings, classrooms, and restoration workshops for the restoration of artworks on canvas and paper basis, monumental painting, and polychrome sculpture.
For a week, we attended the lectures of Professor Pawel Pencakowski (History of Art) and Dr. Boguslav Krasnovolski (History and Theory of Restoration).
We learnt about their experience in implementing the latest methods of teaching theoretical disciplines, in particular in the conditions of distance learning. During personal meetings with teachers, prospects for future professional cooperation had been discussed.
The coordinator from the faculty, as well as teachers, organized and conducted dozens of tours of museums and architectural monuments of Krakow, which contributed to professional development in the field of Art History. In particular, a meeting was organized with the chief restorer of the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Zofia Kerneder, who spoke about the peculiarities of restoration work organization in the context of museum work. The experience gained became important for the current and further cooperation between the K-PNU Department of Fine, Decorative and Applied Arts and Restoration of Works of Art and the Kamianets-Podilskyi State Historical Museum-Reserve.
On May 17, the rector of the university, Serhiy KOPYLOV, met with program participant Alla BRENIUK, they discussed the results of internship and determined directions for further cooperation within the framework of the implementation of educational and professional programs of K-PNU Department of Fine, Decorative and Applied Arts and Restoration of Works of Art.
So, we plan further fruitful cooperation and keep holding the line to the Victory! Everything will be Ukraine!