Advanced Methods of Examination and Analysis
Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro
ECTS; º Ano, , 0,0 T + 0,0 PL + 0,0 TP + 0,0 P + 0,0 TC + 0,0 S + 0,0 E + 0,0 OT + 0,0 O
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.
3.Determination of techniques and technologies
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
Mini-tests in class (50 %) and written test or exam (50 %).
- Craddock, P. (2009). Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Bowman, S. (1991). Science and the Past. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
- 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
Method of interaction
Lectures and practical lessons including discussion of papers selected from international literature.
Software used in class