Preventative Conservation (9478.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful 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; and
3. Demonstrate through practical exercises the use of scientific monitoring and measurement equipment and strategies for quantifying risk factors.
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Incompatible units6526 Heritage Preservation; 8949 Preventative Conservation
Equivalent units6526 Heritage Preservation; 8949 Preventative Conservation
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The science of preventative conservation:
Read as many articles as you can from this site and use it as a constant reference. It is free, up to date, reliable and entertaining – what more could you want!
Good housekeeping and simple strategies:
Canadian Conservation Institute Notes at < http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/resources-ressources/ccinotesicc/index-eng.aspx>
These are all excellent – make sure you keep the link and look them up regularly. You can download them, but CCI updates them so it is good to check the latest version.
National Trust, The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping: The Care of Collections in Historic Houses Open to the Public, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2006.
Availability: UC library
Purchase: At your discretion. It is big and comprehensive, but expensive.
Additional readings and references will be placed on UCLearn.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students' names can be included in their Powerpoint presentations, as the physical presentation process connects each student to their presentation by default.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Participation in the Mid Semester Intensive is essential for successful completion of this unit, as this is when practical skills will be taught and students will experience working with preventive conservation instrumentation.
Students will be expected to attend lectures (or view them online) and participate in group work to achieve substantial portions of their marks in Assessments 1 and 2.
Students who will only be attending on-campus during the Intensive should let the Lecturer know this as soon as possible, so that they can be included in online support and group work networks.
Required IT skills
Use of standard word processing and presentation software, image processing software, and internet and email functions. Use of the university supported UCLearn system.
Students participating in the lecture elements of the unit remotely will be required to communicate with each other online, using the Padlet software. Links to this software will be provided by the Lecturer. If any student has difficulty using this software the Lecturer will identify alternative options.
Students doing group work for Assignment 1 can also use the Padlet software.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Compulsory mid semester Intensive