Methods of Examination and Analysis


Conservation and Restoration

4.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 2,0 OT

- António João de Carvalho da Cruz

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O1. Know the main methods of examination and analysis used in the study of cultural heritage
O2. Develop skills that enable the students to correctly use and interpret the information provided by these methods
O3. Promote multidisciplinarity in the study and conservation of cultural heritage

C1. The electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter
C2. Examination methods making use of visible radiation
C3. Colour description and characterisation
C4. UV photography
C5. IR photography and reflectography
C6. Multi and hyperspectral imaging
C7. Radiography
C8. Optical microscopy
C9. Electron microscopy
C10. Classical methods of chemical analysis
C11. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
C12. Infrared spectrsocopy
C13. Raman spectroscopy
C14. X-Ray diffraction
C15. Mass spectrometry
C16. Gas chromatography

Evaluation Methodology
Evaluation with two components: practical component evaluated through reports and works related to the PL classes (40%) and theoretical component evaluated through mini-tests in class or written exam (60%). Anyone who does not score at least 9 points in the practical component is excluded from the examination. Approval is obtained with an average of at least 10 points, provided that the exam grade is 9 or higher.

- Verougstrate-Marcq, H. e Van Schoute, R. (1986). Scientific Examination of Easel Paintings. Strasbourg: Council of Europe
- Ciliberto, E. e Spoto, G. (2000). Modern Analytical Methods in Art and Archaeology. New York: 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
- Stuart, B. (2007). Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons
- Doménech Carbó, M. (2018). Análisis Químico y Examen Científico de Patrimonio Cultural. Madrid: Madrid
- Varella, E. (2013). Conservation Science for the Cultural Heritage. Applications of Instrumental Analysis. Heidelberg: Springer

Method of interaction
M1. Expositive lessons
M2. Experimental activities
M3. Treatment and interpretation of experimental results

Software used in class
Not applicable.