Conservation of Photographs 2

Subject CUMC90018 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A five day intensive symposium from 9.00 to 17.00: 11-15 July 2011
Total Time Commitment: Not available

At least 50 points of D15AA Master of Cultural Material Conservation or equivalent



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This intensively taught subject builds on the student's existing conservation knowledge and applies this to the specialised field of photographic materials conservation. Students will learn to identify deterioration mechanisms and their causes and to and determine, apply and adapt a range of standard and advanced conservation interventions.


Students completing the subject should

  • develop specialist skills in the conservation of photographs and related materials
  • develop understanding of the range of deterioration processes that are found in photographic materials
  • be able to identify the causes and apply a range of specialist conservation treatments to photographic material
  • develop the ability to present their proposed treatment approaches in written and oral format, to a professional standard.

Class paper 1000 words 20% (due during intensive subject delivery)Conservation treatment 1000 words 30% (practical treatment 15% report 15%. due at end of intensive subject delivery)Technical essay 3000 words 50% (due Friday, week 6 of second semester)

Prescribed Texts:

Course notes and reading material will be supplied.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

In addition to specialised technical skills, students completing this subject should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate published literature
  • Analyse and assess effectiveness of current theories and methodolgies
  • Prepare succinct technical papers
  • Effectively communicate technical information to non specialists
  • Collaboratively engage in team working situations
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
150 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
200 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation

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