CHEMISTRY OF CONSERVATION I WITH LAB - MOD. I

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
CHIMICA DEL RESTAURO I CON LABORATORIO - MOD.1
Course code
CT0241 (AF:257255 AR:147544)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of CHEMISTRY OF CONSERVATION I WITH LAB
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
CHIM/12
Period
2nd Semester
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
This course of lectures will provide basic chemical concepts related to art and architecture materials and artefacts, with refer to traditional art techniques.
The main goal will be to provide scientific tools useful to correctly manage restoration and maintenance of cultural heritage artefacts.
This course of lectures will aid the student in developing critical consciousness in the evaluation of art materials degradation, and artefcts conservation.
This course of lectures will help the student in developing communication skills in interacting with other “actors” (art conservators, restorers, superintendents, art historians, etc.) in the cultural heritage field.
Basics of Chemistry and Physics are required.
- Introduction to architecture artifacts, with specific focus on surfaces (stone, a fresco, mosaic, ceramic, etc.): production techniques and related chemistry
- introduction to traditional cultural heritage techniques (paintings, boards, etc.) and related chemistry
- Degradation processes and physical/chemical approach to conservation
- L. Campanella, A. Casoli, M. P. Colombini, et al. - Chimica per l'arte (Zanichelli Ed. 2007)
- M. Matteini, A. Moles. La chimica nel restauro. I materiali dell’arte (Nardini Ed.)
- L. Lazzarini, M. L. Tabasso. Il restauro della pietra (CEDAM Ed.)
- G. Perusini. Il restauro dei dipinti e delle sculture lignee (Del Bianco Ed.)

- Selected papers from International and National scientific journals
written and oral
The written text, based on 24 multiple-choice questions, will be focused on specific arguments discussed during the lectures (No books, notes or electronic devices are admitted during the text).
The oral examination will be based on specific questions about degradation and conservation of artifacts and materials. The student has to demonstrate to have critically acquired issues related to degradation of materials, and conservation of artefacts, and to clearly express acquired information


Traditional (teacher up front) lessons in combination with slides
Italian
Modification to syllabus will be pointed out during the lectures.
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 2
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
Last update of the programme: 29/06/2017