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Conservation Assessment and Treatment 2 (CUMC90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25Off Campus and On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90005
Availability(Quotas apply)
February - Off Campus
February - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students undertake more complex assessment, documentation and conservation treatment of artefacts across different material types within an ethical and sustainable decision making framework. Areas of study covered depend on the cultural and heritage collections but are likely to include methods of examination, documentation and digitisation, cleaning, surface coatings, consolidation, structural repairs, filling and loss compensation, inpainting and conservation project work. This unit may include individual or group projects in either the conservation laboratory at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation with in situ work in the field, or off campus at a national collecting institution in NSW.

During the pre-teaching period students are expected to complete the course readings, review the lectures and any other course preparation as outlined in the LMS. The LMS will be available at the commencement of the pre-teaching period.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • assess and document in detail the condition and treatment appropriate for different cultural and heritage artefacts;
  • identify mechanisms of deterioration and critically propose and undertake treatment of a variety of conservation problems;
  • demonstrate sound, independent, critical and ethical decision making skills in a professional conservation laboratory, institutional and in situ context;
  • undertake group and individual conservation treatments and develop project management skills;
  • present written and oral reports to a professional standard and to broad audiences.

Last updated: 21 September 2019