Advanced Methods of Examination and Analysis

Mestrado em Conservação e Restauro
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) To disclose the primary
b) To show the possibilities of the scientific studies
c) To provide contact with actual cases and its discussion
d) To develop skills that allow the students to select the most appropriate analytical strategy for the resolution of problems

Program
1. The scientific study of works of art and its possibilities
2. Sampling
3. Chemical composition
4. Techniques
5. Dating methods
6. Provenance
7. Authorship and authenticity
8. The function of artifacts
9. State of conservation
10. Reaction mechanisms
11. Material performance tests
12. Evaluation of treatments

Evaluation Methodology
Questions in TP class (TP component, 50 %) and written assignment or final written exam with consultation (T component, 50 %, with a minimum of 9). The written assignment can be delivered at the end of the semester; in the periods of examination is done through written examination with consultation. The TP classes are mandatory.

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
- Malainey, M. (2011). A Consumer's Guide to Archaeological Science. New York: Springer
- Doménech Carbó, M. (2018). Análisis Químico y Examen Científico de Patrimonio Cultural. Madrid: Editorial Síntesis
- Galeotti, M. e Pinna, D. 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
Lectures and practical classes involving the discussion of cases selected from international literature.

Software used in class
Not applicable