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Conservation Assessment and Treatment 1 (CUMC90030)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90030
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
October
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds on the current philosophical and ethical approach and the materials and techniques used in the interventive conservation treatment of cultural and heritage 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 and materials.

This unit may include laboratory or field work in situ as an individual or group project.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • examine, document and assess the condition and deterioration of different artefacts and materials;
  • work safely and efficiently in the conservation laboratory;
  • identify and recommend treatment options; and
  • undertake conservation treatments and procedures and incorporate these into ethical and sustainable frameworks in cultural materials conservation.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CUMC90032 Technical Examination and Documentation
August
12.5
CUMC90033 Cultural Materials Conservation Science
July
12.5

Students enrolling into this subject must be admitted to the MC-CULMC Master of Cultural Material Conservation or the GCA-ARTS Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) (Specialisation in Cultural Material Conservation)

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Students who have completed CUMC40005 Conservation Assessment and Treatment are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage
  • A draft technical report
  • 1,000 words
During the assessment period20%
  • A seminar presentation
  • 10 minutes
During the assessment period20%
  • A final conservation treatment and report
  • 3,000 words
During the assessment period60%
  • hours
  • Hurdle requirement: Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 80% of classes in order to pass this subject. Students must pass all assessment tasks to pass this subject
During the assessment periodN/A

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 x 1 hour lectures and 34 hours of seminars with up to 16 additional lab hours (may include field work in situ)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date27 December 2018
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring 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.
    Teaching period21 January 2019 to 1 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date 1 January 2019
    Census date25 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 February 2019
    Assessment period ends15 February 2019
  • October
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1 x 1 hour lectures and 34 hours of seminars with up to 16 additional lab hours (may include field work in situ)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date16 September 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring 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.
    Teaching period 7 October 2019 to 18 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date20 September 2019
    Census date11 October 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail25 October 2019
    Assessment period ends15 November 2019

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A subject reader will be available in the pre-teaching period.

    Recommended texts and other resources

    Additional texts may be recommended.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019