The present-day Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School in
Brno was established on January 1 st 2012. Through a ruling of the Southmoravian Region, the
Higher Professional School of Fashion Design and Management and the Secondary School of
Textile Decorative Arts in Francouzská Street merged with the Secondary School of Art and
Design in Husova Street and with the Higher Professional School of Restoration located in Obřany.
Let’s have a look at the history of the restoration departments at the Higher Professional School.
The so-called “post-secondary training” established in 1994 at the then Secondary School of
Arts and Crafts in Brno was the starting point in the evolution of the present-day Higher
Professional School of Restoration. The study of conservation and restoration was focused on
two distinct materials: ceramics and furniture including non-polychromed wood carving.
Despite the less-than- adequate working conditions in the rented facilities of the Secondary
Technical School of Metallurgy in Brno, the school won a good reputation in the professional
circles over a short span of time. It was thus possible to transform the post-secondary training
into higher professional study through the changes of legislature occurring in 1998.
The year 2000 became an important milestone, as the Higher Professional School of Arts and Crafts moved to the facilities in Obřanská Street in Brno. The construction work on restoration workshops started, along with work on the equipment of the classrooms and the increasing quality of instruction. Subsequent to the modification and the expansion of the curriculum documents the original two-and- a-half- year study course was extended to three years in 2002.
The public demand for the preservation of a large number of applied art objects led the school management to consider setting up another study course. Professional restorers were invited to join the development of the new study program and, after it was accredited by the Ministry of Education, a new department – Conservation and Restoration of Painting and Decorative Techniques – was established in 2003.
Since 2006 the secondary and higher professional school operate under a joint name – Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School of Restoration (Střední škola umění a designu a Vyšší odborná škola restaurátorská).
In 2011 all three study programs were accredited in an upgraded form labelled as:
- 82-42- N/06 Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics
- 82-42- N/08 Conservation and Restoration of Furniture and Non-Polychromed
- 82-42- N/07 Conservation and Restoration of Painting and Decorative Techniques
Based on the ruling of its founding body the Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School of Restoration merged with the Higher Professional School of Fashion Design and Management and Secondary School of Textile Decorative Arts. Starting on January 1 st 2012 the Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School of Restoration renamed as the Secondary School of Art and Design, Style and Fashion and the Higher Professional School Brno (Střední škola umění a designu, stylu a módy a Vyšší odborná škola Brno) became the successor organization.
Towards the end of the year, the Higher Professional School of Restoration moved to the newly renovated restoration workshops in Francouzská Street 101 and 99 in Brno. July 1 st 2015 A new name of the school: Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School of Restoration, Contributory Organization (Střední škola umění a designu a Vyšší odborná škola Brno, příspěvková organizace).
September 1 st 2015. Start of education based on a modified study programs using a credit system.