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Conservation Assessment and Treatment 2 (CUMC90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90005
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The double unit subject builds on the prerequisite subject. 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 the laboratory or in situ in the field.

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 propose and undertake treatment of a variety of conservation problems;
  • demonstrate sound, independent, critical and ethical decision making skills;
  • undertake group and individual conservation treatments and develop project management skills; and
  • present written and oral reports to a professional standard and to broad audiences.

Last updated: 16 June 2018