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Investigative Cleaning in Conservation - 30 credits (HS2119)

This module categorises treatment procedures that are used to reveal the shape, history and technology of cultural objects. Students learn how to apply selected investigative cleaning techniques via structured practical work on cultural objects. Documentation and reporting this work and its outcomes is used to assess student performance. The module includes an extensive introduction to laboratory health and safety. There is significant linkage to the Introduction to Conservation Practice and Polymers in Conservation modules.

METHODS OF TEACHING: 4 lectures. 18 3-hr laboratory classes.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: 100% Coursework – 2 written reports on practical (25% each), Conservation report (50%).