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Conservation Assessment and Treatment 1 (CUMC90030)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90030
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces the current philosophical and ethical approach and the materials and techniques used in the interventive conservation of artefacts. Students learn to document the condition and materials of artefacts within their specialisation, and to examine the ethical frameworks for the development of treatment decisions. Students develop and carry out minor treatment programs on selected objects.

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:

  • examine, document and assess the condition and deterioration of artefacts in their area of specialisation;
  • work safely and efficiently in the conservation laboratory;
  • identify and recommend treatment options; and
  • undertake basic conservation treatments and procedures and incorporate an understanding of ethical considerations into the practice of conservation.

Last updated: 16 August 2017