Materials in Heritage Conservation (8944.2)
|Level:||Undergraduate Second Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Humanities|
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.
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.
3 hours per week
8490 Conservation Theory and Practice 2