Conservation Assessment and Treatment 2

Subject 108-541 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture; 1 hour seminar and 2 x 2.5 hour practical classes per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 108448
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Marcelle Scott
Subject Overview:

The double unit subject builds on the prerequisite subject. Students undertake more complex assessment, documentation and conservation treatment of artefacts in their field of specialization. They work within professionally accepted ethical and philosophical parameters. Areas of study covered depend on the field of specialisation but are likely to include methods of examination, documentation, cleaning, surface coatings, consolidation, structural repair, loss filling and in painting.

Assessment: Written reports totalling 10 000 words 70% (due at the end of semester), two 10 minute oral presentations 15% each (one in mid semester and one by the end of semester), two laboratory practical reports totalling 2000 words 30% (one due during the semester and one due at the end of semester, and a publication quality technical paper of 4000 words due end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Selected from the following according to the student's specialisation:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate sound and independent critical and ethical thinking in their choice of materials and processes;
  • be able to present written and oral communication to a professional standard regarding their treatment and material choices.
Related Course(s): Master of Cultural Material Conservation

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