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Materials in Heritage Conservation (8944.2)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Humanities

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    Syllabus

    This unit develops the students understanding of the structure and properties of the materials found in historic objects. It explores the theory of change in materials, including qualitative and quantitative assessments of stability, deterioration and damage.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. assess, predict and record the behaviour of historic materials in response to changing environments;

    2. demonstrate an understanding of materials used in the manufacture of heritage artefacts and structures;

    3. demonstrate through practical exercises and work on cultural heritage materials an understanding of the techniques involved in the conservation of cultural heritage materials.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    8490 Conservation Theory and Practice 2



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