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Conservação e Restauro

Advanced Examination and Analysis Methods

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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 , Cód. 338048.

Lecturer
- António João de Carvalho da Cruz (1)(2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
O1. Plan the material study of a cultural object
O2. Select the most appropriate strategies and methods of examination and analysis for solving a problem
O3. Use analytical literature
O4. Process the data provided by the methods of examination and analysis
O5. Interpret the analytical results
O6. Presenting the material study of cultural objects

Program
C1. Introduction: Laboratory Study of Cultural Heritage
a. Framework and possibilities
b. The literature
c. Forms of presentation
C2. Chemical analysis
a. Vocabulary and principles of chemical analysis
b. Sampling
c. X-ray fluorescence analysis
d. Scanning electron microscopy analysis with X-ray spectroscopy
e. Analysis by infrared spectroscopy
C3. Characterization of the objects
a. Conservation state
b. Production techniques
c. Dating
d. Authorship
e. Provenance
C4. Material behavior
a. Testing of materials
b. Evaluation of treatments
c. Mechanisms of alteration

Evaluation Methodology
Theoretical-practical classes are compulsory and those who exceed the number of absences allowed by the academic rules will be excluded from continuous assessment.
Continuous assessment includes written assignments throughout the semester or a final written assignment delivered during the examination periods.
Those with an average mark equal to or higher than 10/20 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 a critical assessment of the analytical part of a publicly available internship report or dissertation. Those who obtain a minimum score of 10 points are approved.

Bibliography
- 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
- Henderson, J. (2000). The Science and Archaeology of Materials. An investigation of inorganic materials. London - New York: Routledge
- Madariaga, J. (2021). Analytical Strategies for Cultural Heritage Materials and their Degradation. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry
- 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
- Stuart, B. (2007). Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons

Teaching Method
M1. Expositive lessons
M2. Case discussions
M3. Treatment and interpretation of experimental results

Software used in class
ADMCA
Spectragryph

 

 

 


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