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Heritage Materials - Structure and Integrity G (11162.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193949) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184483) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191979) - View

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This unit develops student understanding of the concepts and skills necessary for structurally reintegrating structurally unstable or incomplete items of heritage significance. It explores the visual, structural, functional and cultural reasons for reintegrating components and exposes students to a range of repair, joining and reconstruction techniques. Students completing this unit will be able to develop and apply a range of conservation and structural reintegration solutions for damaged heritage objects or structures.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Investigate and articulate the life histories and cultural significance of heritage objects and structures using physical and documentary evidence, and stakeholder consultation;

2. Identify when and how reintegration could enhance structural stability, interpretation, or engagement with significant aspects of heritage objects and structures;

3. Develop and implement effective and sustainable structural stabilisation and reintegration treatments for heritage objects and structures, taking into account cultural significance, physical condition and intended use; and

4. Apply appropriate techniques for the structural stabilisation and reintegration of heritage objects and structures, through practical exercises and projects.

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Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture, face-to-face or online, and one 2 hour workshop on-campus per week.


Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 48 credit points.



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