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Conservation Practice: Internship (part A) (8489.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Arts & Humanities

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    Availability

    This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:

    Syllabus

    Students will be working on live projects in a heritage institution, usually a museum conservation department. Working under supervision from a qualified conservator they will undertake a series of practical conservation projects. The projects will involve a high level of understanding and practical skills at a competent level. The projects will demonstrate the student''s ability to assess condition and risks, identify intervention strategies, produce advice on preventative conservation, carry out appropriate intervention conservation processes, manage their own time and workload.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. demonstrate through practical exercises a thorough understanding of the repair and stabilisation of cultural heritage material
    2. analyse complex conservation problems using a risk assessment model
    3. apply suitable and effective solutions and evaluate their effect
    4. work with other practicing conservators as part of a professional team
    5. record through suitable media the condition and treatment of artefacts
    6. work safely and apply correct OH&S procedures;
    7. follow professional ethical guidelines and correct practice as detailed by the practicum host

    Contact Hours

    10 hours / week for 13 weeks or equivalent by negotiation.

    Prerequisites

    All of the following units: Chemistry 1a; Chemistry 1b; Practicum 2: Conservation Practical; Practicum 3: Conservation Practical; Practicum 4: Conservation Practical; Practicum 5: Conservation Practical; Introduction to Conservation Theory and Practice 1; Conservation Theory and Practice 2; and Conservation Theory and Practice 3.

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