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Preventative Conservation (8949.2)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Humanities

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    Syllabus

    This unit will introduce students to the preservation of heritage through a risk management perspective. The identification and mitigation of risk factors such as pests, environmental damage, human actions and natural disasters will be explored in the context of impacts on physical condition, significance and resource allocation. Students completing this unit will be able to identify risk factors and develop a preventive risk mitigation strategy for cultural heritage materials.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. use a risk management model to identify, assess and record factors such as pests, environmental damage, human actions and natural disasters;

    2. develop and produce preventive risk mitigation strategy for cultural heritage materials;

    3. demonstrate through practical exercises the use of recording equipment and strategies for quantifying risk factors.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    6526 Heritage Preservation

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