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Introduction to Conservation Practice - 30 credits (HS2118)

Using theory and practice, this module is designed to introduce students to the conservation process. It delivers foundation skills in practical and interpretative conservation and provides an insight into the investigative nature of conservation. The module covers conservation ethics and history; safe laboratory practice; investigative and recording methods such as photography and x-radiography; and methods of laboratory analyses like spot testing and infrared spectroscopy. The module also introduces students to the decision-making processes involved in applying conservation solutions, including adhesion, gap-filling and inpainting.

METHODS OF TEACHING: 22 hours per semester which include lectures, seminars and practical classes.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: 100% Coursework - 4 structured exercises (25% each)