Conservation and Restoration

Mestrado em Museus, Património e Sociedade do Conhecimento
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 12,0 T + 27,0 TP

Lecturer

Prerequisites
not applicable

Objectives
a) To know and understand the fundamental principles in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and develop a duly
justified critical approach;
b) To recognise the importance of transversality and interdisciplinarity in Conservation;
c) To identify each object, collection/place of intervention.

Program
1. The fundamental principles for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage imply: ethical and deontological principles
2. Hygiene and safety principles, equipment and tools operation and materials application in Conservation;
3. Intervention procedures: Identification, Registration, Diagnosis, Examination and analysis actions, and
Intervention Methodology;
4. Conservation techniques to be adopted.

Evaluation Methodology
Individual and group research (50% for each).

Bibliography
- Baldini, U. (1981). Teoría de la restauración y unidad de metodología. (Vol. 1). Espanha: Nerea-Nardini
- Brandi, C. (1988). Teoría de la Restauración. (Vol. 1). Espanha: Alianza Editorial
- Buys, S. e Oakley, V. (1993). The conservation and Restoration of ceramics. (Vol. 1). Londres: Butterworth
- Cross, R. (1993). China Repairs and Restoration of Ceramics. (Vol. 1). Londres: Butterworth

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical lessons in the classroom and in conservation and restoration laboratories; debates with
conservation and restoration specialists, presentation of topics by students, individually or in groups.

Software used in class