Environmental Control

Conservation and Restoration
4 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL + 2,0 OT

Lecturer
- Leonor da Costa Pereira Loureiro

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students will familiarise themselves with the factors that contribute to the decay of materials and the ways - T., RH., Light, UV, Pollution - of controlling external and internal climate conditions of art collections and cultural assets.

Program
Theoretical Component:
1.Introduction
2.Theoretical principles
3.Water/environment relationship
4.Thermal comfort
5.Thermal loads
6.Lighting technique
7.Exposure to chemical agents
Practical Component:
1.Introduction and methodology
2.Technological resources for monitoring and control
3.Monitoring and data analysis
4.Worksheets
5.Risk Assessment
6.Environmental Control

Evaluation Methodology
Assigned written work (practice, 50%) and exam (theory, 50%).
Minimum pass mark is 9.5/20 and is the average of all assessment tasks.

Bibliography
- Schaffer, T. (2001). Effects of Light on Materials in Collections: Data on photoplash and related sources. New York: The Getty Conservation Institute
- Matias, L. e Pina dos Santos, C. e Timar-Balaszy, A. (2006). Coeficientes de Transmissão Térmica de Elementos da Envolvente dos Edifícios. Lisboa: Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
- Camuffo, D. (1998). Microclimate for Cultural Heritage. Developments in Atmospheric Science. Oxford: Elsevier
- Aslhey-Smith, J. (1999). Risk Assessment for Object Conservation. London: Butterworth

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials. Worksheets and case study analysis.

Software used in class
Not applicable.