In this subject, students focus on a range of technical examination and documentation methods, including visual examination using normal and ultraviolet light, photography, infrared reflectography, stereomicroscopy, x-radiography and how to document observations using a 'Condition Report'. Sampling methods, spot tests and microscopic identification of materials are also studied.
During the pre-teaching period students are expected to complete the course readings, review the lectures and any other course preparation as outlined on the LMS. The LMS will become available at the commencement of the pre-teaching dates.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
understand the processes involved in a range of technical methods used to examine cultural material; and
develop the basic skills required for conservation documentation.