School of Conservation   organization


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation is managed by a Board. Not all of the Board members have been named yet.

During the period until a new Rector for the joint institution is appointed, the three schools' acting Rectors will make up the School's Rectorate together with powers to make decisions on behalf of the joint institution.


The Board is the highest management of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and holds responsibility for promoting the institution's work and handling the institution's interests as an artistic educational and research institution. The Board is responsible to the Minister of Culture for the overall management of the institution and for the provisions that are established for the institution's activities. On recommendation from Rector, the Board establishes guidelines for the institution's organisation, long-term activities and development. The Board hires and dismisses Rector.

The Board's composition is to reflect all of the institution's tasks. Therefore, the entire Board must have insight into education, research, artistic development work, knowledge dissemination, management, organisation, finances and the job functions and professions that graduation from the institution is aimed at. 

The Board has seven external members (six members appointed by the Minister of Culture and one member appointed by the Danish Arts Council) as well as six internal members elected at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: three academic staff representatives (one academic employee each from the School of Architecture, the School of Design and the School of Conservation), one representative from the joint technical/administrative staff and two students' representatives. The Board's Chairman and Deputy Chairman will be appointed by the Minister of Culture. 

The Board is expected to be in place by 1 September 2011.

Academic  council

The Academic Council advises Rector on academic issues and is consulted in cases concerning the institution's general interests as an artistic institution of education and research. The Council may comment on all academic issues of particular significance to the institution's work and is under obligation to discuss the academic issues presented by Rector.

The Academic Council consists of members elected by the permanently employed academic staff and students at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. There will also be a member representing the technical/administrative staff, however, with observer's status only.

The Academic Council corresponds to the academic councils mentioned in the University Act, and it will be appointed once a new Rector has been employed. Rector is the ex officio Chairman of the Academic Council.

Transitional council

As of 2 June 2011, the School Councils at the three schools cease to exist. A Transitional Council will be appointed, which will serve until a Board has been appointed.

The Transitional Council consists of an academic staff member, a technical/administrative staff member and a student from each of the three school's School Council. The three School Councils are each to appoint their own representative. The Chairmen of the Staff-Student Study Committees at the three schools are also members of the Transitional Council. 

The Transitional Council will be a dialogue forum without powers.