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Conservação e Restauro

Conservation and Restoration I

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 10852/2016 - 05/09/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 60,0 PL + 3,0 OT , Cód. 93808.


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1. Develop the ability to observe the work of art, necessary to analyze and prepare diagnoses prior to the intervention;
2. Develop the capacity for graphic, photographic and bibliographic research, as well as complementary means of investigation to support the intervention;
3. Develop the ability to summarize the documentation created during the work through the preparation of a final report similar to the reports required by Decree-Law 140 of 2009;
4. Develop the technical skills necessary to work in the context of conservation and restoration work, applying the acquired knowledge in practice.

Theoretical Component

1. Natural degradation:
1.1. Chemical change of stone,
1.2. Physical alteration of the stone.
2. Degradation on site:
2.1. The action of biodegradation,
2.2. The effects of ice and soluble salts,
2.3. The effects of thermal variations.
3. Atmospheric pollution:
3.1. The effects of air pollution: Chemical effect.
4. Biodeterioration:
4.1. higher plants,
4.2. Fungi and Lichens,
4.3. algae,
4.4. Bacteria.
5. Forms of alteration and degradation:
5.1. Terminology,
5.2. Identification and characterization,
5.3. Examples.
6. Concepts:
6.1. Conservation,
6.2. Maintenance,
6.3. Repair,
6.4. Restoration,
6.5. Rehabilitation,
6.6. Reconstruction.
7. Intervention in stone materials:
7.1. sample collection,
7.2. Mineralogical-petrographic analysis,
7.3. Chemical analysis,
7.4. Biological analyses.
8. Cleaning of stone materials:
8.1. mechanical cleaning,
8.2. Cleaning with nebulized or atomized water,
8.3. Cleaning with an ultrasonic device,
8.4. Abrasive microblast cleaning,
8.5. Chemical cleaning,
8.6. Cleaning using special pastes and clays,
8.7. Cleaning using pastes or patches,
8.8. Cleaning using the LASER,
8.9. Disinfestation, higher plants, algae, mosses and lichens.
9. Consolidation:
9.1. Efficacy tests; harmfulness and durability,
9.2. Methods of applying consolidators.
10. Collages:
10.1. structural adhesives,
10.2. non-structural adhesives,
10.3. Reinforcement spikes.
11. Gap filling or microplastering:
11.1. Organic and inorganic binders,
11.2. aggregates,
11.3. The color.
12. Protection:
12.1. Features of water repellents,
12.2. Application techniques.

Practice Component

1. Application of the concepts learned in the Theoretical Component in the context of the work.
2. Creation of a technical report similar to the reports performed in conservation and restoration companies.

Evaluation Methodology
Final Average = PT 40% + PP 60%
PP = DP 40% + RT 60%
PT can be taken in the modalities Attendance/Exam/Special/Student Worker.
PT = Theoretical Part/ PP = Practical Part/ DP = Practical Performance/ RT = Final Report
The values of the Final Average of PP and PT must be equal to or greater than ten values.

- Aires-Barros, L. (1991). Alteração e Alterabilidade das Rochas. Lisboa: Instituto Nacional de Investigação Científica; Centro de Petrologia e Geoquímica da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
- Aires-Barros, L. (2001). As Rochas dos Monumentos Portugueses: Tipologias e patologias. (Vol. I e II). Lisboa: Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico.
- Barberà, X. (2001). Identificación y Caracterización de Materiales Pétreos en Patrimonio Histórico-Artístico. València: Universitat Politecnica de València
- Barberà, X. (2010). Conservación y Restauración de Materiales Pétreos: Diagnóstico y Tratamiento. València: Universitat Politecnica de València

Teaching Method
Theoretical Lectures and laboratory classes where students are asked to run diagnostics, methodologies and also conservation and restoration interventions in real context.

Software used in class
Not applicable.




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