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Principles of Cultural Materials Conservation

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation allows students to undertake coursework subjects in cultural materials conservation. The program provides students with an introduction to cultural material conservation that combines theory and practice. The program will emphasise the philosophical, intellectual, technical and scientific aspects of cultural material conservation, and will draw on the combined expertise of staff of the Centre, the Arts and Science Faculties, and the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Entry to the course is available on a full time or part time basis.

It is strongly recommended that all commencing students have studied chemistry equivalent to 25 points of first year university or else complete the CCMC bridging course (http://www.culturalconservation.unimelb.edu.au/students/courses/bridging-course.html) offered in November and April, or equivalent.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in Cultural Materials Conservation, student may gain entry into the MC-CULMC Master of Cultural Materials Conservation.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) in this specialisation should:

  • develop an advanced level of methodological and theoretical approaches in cultural materials conservation
  • develop refinement of analytical and critical skills.
  • gain a strong foundation for the future, whether as a means of progressing to further postgraduate study in cultural materials conservation, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
  • develop an introductory knowledge and understanding of cultural material conservation principles, methodologies and best practice standards; and
  • gain an understanding of the role of cultural material in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, communities and nations.

Structure

50 credit points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
Duration
: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time

Program Requirements -

  • four core subjects (50 points)

Total 50 points

Please note:

  • all listed subject pre-requisites must be met
  • each subject commences with a pre-teaching period for students to become familiar with the course, undertake readings and any pre-teaching tasks. Subject information and reading materials are available via the Learning Management System (LMS) through the student portal.

Subject Options

Core Subjects

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CUMC90020 Audio Visual Preservation Not available in 2019 12.5
CUMC90021
CUMC90022 Digital Cultural Conservation
April
12.5
CUMC90023 Content in the Field
July
12.5
CUMC90026 Conservation Professional Practices
March
12.5
CUMC90027 RESPECT
March
12.5
CUMC90028 Introduction to Conservation Treatment
April
12.5
CUMC90029 Preventive Conservation
May
12.5
CUMC90031 Analytical Science in Conservation
September
12.5
CUMC90032 Technical Examination and Documentation
August
12.5
CUMC90033 Cultural Materials Conservation Science
July
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/grimwadecentre#about

Last updated: 28 May 2019