Reassembly of 16th-century archaeological glass discovered at Saint-Denis, by students of the master's program. © UASD / E. Jacquot.

Reassembly of 16th-century archaeological glass discovered at Saint-Denis, by students of the master's program.

© UASD / E. Jacquot.

The goal of the Université de Paris I's five-year master's program in Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Objects is to train students in various areas of conservation and restoration, including that of archaeological objects. Since 1979, the Archaeological Unit has made a space available for practical work sessions involving excavated objects.

Reassembly of 16th-century archaeological glass discovered at Saint-Denis, by students of the master's program. © UASD / E. Jacquot.

Reassembly of 16th-century archaeological glass discovered at Saint-Denis, by students of the master's program.

© UASD / E. Jacquot.

Remontage d'une forme complète de verres archéologiques du XVIe siècle découverts à Saint-Denis.© UASD / E. Jacquot.

Since 1979, the Archaeological Unit has made a space available for practical work sessions involving excavated objects. Under the guidance of professionals and university staff, and in close collaboration with the archaeologists, students work on objects from Saint-Denis excavations, take part in storing and maintaining the collections, and have the opportunity to work directly on-site to carry out removal of objets in situ. The pedagogic value of such a collaboration is self-evident, because the students are confronted with real-life situations involving a variety of different materials.