Current Conservation Issues

Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro
3 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 S + 2,0 OT

Lecturer
- António João de Carvalho da Cruz
- Fernando dos Santos Antunes
- Fernando Manuel Conceição Costa
- Carla Maria P. Calado Rodrigues do Rego
- Ricardo Pereira Triães
- Ana Patrícia Bidarra dos Santos Lourenço
- Ângela Sofia Alves Ferraz

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
a) Understand the complex relationships between conservators and the society
b) Understand the relationship between the C&R and the other areas of knowledge
c) Recognize C&R as an evolving area
f) Recognize the importance of the research in C&R

Program
Seminars, taught by teachers of the course, especially the conservators, and guests, where are addressed and discussed problems currently faced by C&R, namely: the public image of C&R, the relationship between the conservator-restorer and the owners of the works and the market, the relationship of C&R with museology and tourism, the intervention of C&R in academic context and in work environment, professional challenges, the C&R of ephemeral art, and the integrated heritage issues.

Evaluation Methodology
Compulsory attendance classes.
The evaluation is carried out through a written work on one of the subjects addressed and its oral presentation and discussion.

Bibliography
- Williams, E. (2014). The Public Face of Conservation. London: Archetype Publications
- Vadi, V. e Schneider, H. (2014). Art, Cultural Heritage and the Market. Ethical and Legal Issues. Berlin: Springer
- Richmond, A. e Bracker, A. (2009). Conservation. Principles, Dilemmas and Uncomfortable Truths. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Schädler-Saub, U. e Weyer, A. (2010). Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Reflections on the Roots and the Perspectives. London: Archetype Publications

Method of interaction
Seminars with the presentation of the subjects by the teachers or the guests followed by its discussion with the students.

Software used in class
Not applicable