Materials in Heritage Conservation (9477.2)
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|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
- 8490 Conservation Theory and Practice 2 8944 Materials in Heritage Conservation
Equivalent units8490 Conservation Theory and Practice 2 8944 Materials in Heritage Conservation
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Conservation Unit Museums and Galleries, Materials, Science for Conservators Vol.1, Museums and Galleries Commission, Routledge 1992.
This series is a must for conservators. Volume 1 is the main one for this unit, but you will need them all if you are interested in conservation.
Availability: UC library, Co-op
Purchase: Highly recommended.
May, E & Jones, M, ed. Conservation Science, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2006.
Varella, E ed. Conservation science for the cultural heritage: applications of instrumental analysis, Springer, 2012
Stuart, B. Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation, Wiley 2007
Horie, V. Materials for Conservation , Elsevier, 2010
Odegaard, N, Carroll, S & Zimmt, W, Material characterization tests for objects of art and archeology, 2005, 2nd ed.
Availability: UC library
There are many more excellent web sources. You will be directed towards them in the UC Learn (Canvas) site.
You are strongly recommended to become a member of the Consdist mailing list which can be accessed at http://cool.conservation-us.org/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/
Participation in as many workshop sessions as possible is critical to developing an understanding of safe laboratory practice, and practical conservation work. These skills will be assessed in Assignments 1, 2 and 3.
Students are expected to complete practical work on their project objects in their own time. Access to and supervision in the conservation laboratory will be provided for this purpose on Thursday and Friday afternoons during semester, with the exception of the mid semester break when students will be notified of alternative arrangements through Canvas. Students may also arrange with staff to access the laboratory on other days. At least two people must be present in the lab at all times.
Required IT skills
Use of standard word processing and spreadsheet software, image processing software, and internet and email functions.
Work placement, internships or practicums