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Introduction to Conservation Theory and Practice (8500.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Arts & Humanities



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    Students will carry out a series of structured exercises and simulations which will highlight specific skills involved in the basic understanding of practical conservation. These will be associated with the introduction of live projects which involve the skills covered. These practical sessions will be supported by lecturers and demonstrations covering the basic generic skills involved in aspects of conservation.

    Learning Outcomes


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

    2. examine and record in detail a wide range of historic materials and artefacts;

    3. make informed and justified choices for basic conservation process;

    4. understand the deterioration processes of historic materials; and

    5. demonstrate through exposition and simulated exercises an understanding of the ethical choices and underpinning professional practices involved in conservation

    Contact Hours

    Five hours per week.



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