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Surface, Colour and Completeness (8950.2)

Level: Undergraduate Third 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 student understanding of the roles and properties of surfaces and coatings and the ethical and interpretive issues raised by restoration and reconstruction. Practical projects and exercises will be used to demonstrate methods of examining and treating surfaces and to discuss issues of authenticity and financial and cultural 'cost-benefit' equations. Students completing this unit will be able to identify and implement conservation treatments for surfaces, and develop a solution for a complex heritage restoration issue.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. assess and record the behaviour and properties of surfaces and coatings found on historic materials artefacts and structures;

    2. demonstrate methods of examining and treating surfaces and discuss issues of authenticity and financial and cultural 'cost-benefit' equations;

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

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    8495 Practicum 4: Conservation Practical 8496 Practicum 5: Conservation Practical



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