Advanced Methods of Examination and Analysis

Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 9982/2016 - 05/08/2016

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Basics of chemistry, materials and general examination and analysis methods.

Be familiar with the major laboratory methods used to study cultural heritage.
Develop skills enabling to select the most appropriate analytical strategy to solve a material problem and be able to interpret the results.

1.Technical Literature
2.Content determination
3.Determination of techniques and technologies
4.Dating methods
5.Determination of the origin
6.Determination of authorship
7.Determination of the function of artifacts
8.Diagnosis and characterization of the state of preservation
9.Determination of the mechanisms of changing 10.Materials behaviour testing

Evaluation Methodology
Mini-tests in class (50 %) and written test or exam (50 %).

- Stuart, B. (2007). Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons
- Artioli, G. (2010). Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage. An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Bowman, S. (1991). Science and the Past. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
- Craddock, P. (2009). Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical lessons including discussion of papers selected from international literature.

Software used in class