Intro. to Art Authentication Techniques

Subject 360-814 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This unit provides an introduction to conservation and analytical techniques employed in the process of art authentication. It focuses on the visual and scientific processes employed in the practical aspects of authentication. The practical applications and the process of selecting appropriate analytical techniques, including infra red imaging, x-radiography, Raman infra red spectroscopy, Fourier transform Infra Red Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy, are discussed and the characteristics of different processes are examined.

Assessment: Written work, including a laboratory workbook, totalling 4,000 words
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this unit will:

Have an understanding of the complexities, strengths and weaknesses of the application of scientific analytical procedures to the authentication process

Understand the basic practical applications of the range of techniques covered

Be competent in choosing the appropriate methods for specific purposes

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Art Authentication

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