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Course Programmes


At Ecole des Malletiers (EdM) there are six training and education curricular tracks ("paths"): 


Path #1 (P1) The Restoration of Antique Trunks and related Travel Equipment. The programme leads towards a Certificate of Fundamental Techniques (min. 100 course hours), a Certificate of Furthered Studies (min. 250 c-hrs), or a Diploma of Mastery (min. 500 c-hrs, including a Masterwork). 


Path #2 (P2) The Design and Manufacture of New Trunks.

The Diploma can be earned after at least 500 hours, or less if completed through the bridging process option of P1 ("new-after-antique"). 


Path #3 (P3) The Special Programmes, for example leather-goods restoration leading towards a Certificate in a specialty field (100 hours). P3 programs are tailor-made, and address specific training needs of artisans, restoration professionals, and archives' staff of/for museums, heritage brands,...


Path #4 (P4) The Occasional Ateliers are short-duration or demonstration workshops offered only by Ecole des Malletiers on particular occasions and locations, in Belgium, France, or other Western European countries. 


Path #5 (P5) The Certification by Ecole des Malletiers. Qualifying professionals who are already active in the P1 area, or in a P3 specialty field, can become certified by EdM. There is a jury-reviewed Masterpiece requirement. The P5 track process as of mid-2018, and only Europe and USA. Other countries/regions of the world as of 2020, unless the candidate travels to and completes the Masterpiece at EdM.


Path #6 (P6) The Traineeship at Ecole des Malletiers is currently offered to no more than one person per year, and with a one-year residence if one is not already living near the Manhay-Durbuy ateliers' area or Liège city at large. 


Attendance modes


Depending on the number of students/participants most courses are offered on a part-time basis, private courses, and/or seminar mode. Please contact us for further information, course details, fees, place availability, grants, and other practical matters. 


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