Advanced Methods of Examination and Analysis

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

5.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- António João de Carvalho da Cruz

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
a) Know the possibilities of the scientific studies
b) Use the primary literature devoted to the material study of the Cultural Heritage
c) Use methods examination and analysis to study the Cultural Heritage
d) Choose the most appropriate analytical strategy for solving C&R problems

Program
1. The scientific study of the Cultural Heritage and its possibilities
2. Sampling
3. Composition
4. Techniques
5. Dating
6. Authorship
7. Provenance
9. State of conservation
11. Test of materials and evaluation of conservation and restoration treatments
10. Alteration mechanisms

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical-practical classes are compulsory and those who exceed the number of absences allowed by the academic rules will be excluded from the evaluation.
The evaluation is done through written assignments throughout the semester (frequency) or a final written assignment delivered during the examination periods.
Those with an average frequency equal to or higher than 10 points will be exempt from exams. The work to be delivered at exam time is a study based on
the student's own results (obtained in another course) or provided by the teacher. Alternatively, it can consist of a critical assessment of the analytical part of a publicly available internship report or a dissertation.

Bibliography
- 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
- Craddock, P. (2009). Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Doménech Carbó, M. (2018). Análisis Químico y Examen Científico de Patrimonio Cultural. Madrid: Editorial Síntesis
- Malainey, M. (2011). A Consumer's Guide to Archaeological Science. New York: Springer
- Pinna, D. e Galeotti, M. e Mazzeo, R. (2009). Scientific Examination for the Investigation of Paintings. A Handbook for Conservator-restorers. Firenze: Centro Di
- Henderson, J. (2000). The Science and Archaeology of Materials. An investigation of inorganic materials. London - New York: Routledge

Method of interaction
Theoretical classes with exposition of the subjects and teorectical-practical classes where experimental results are worked out and selected cases from international literature are discussed.

Software used in class
Not applicable