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Materials in Heritage Conservation (9477.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176310) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166666) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154168) - View
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    This unit develops the students understanding of the structure and properties of the materials found in heritage objects. It explores the theory of change in materials, including qualitative and quantitative assessments and observations of stability, deterioration and damage.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate the ability to carry out a range of observations and techniques, and the use of a variety of laboratory equipment;

    2. Assess, predict and record the behaviour of heritage materials in response to changing environments.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of materials used in the manufacture of heritage artefacts and structures; and

    4. Demonstrate through practical exercises on cultural heritage materials an understanding of the techniques involved in the conservation of cultural heritage materials.

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