Methodology for Elaborating and Editing a Conservation Study

Course Code:

Π1 7040


7th Semester

Specialization Category:

Required ( ΜΕ )

Course Hours:




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Course Description

Course Theory

The basic principles for setting up and teaching the course are as follows: Describe the purpose, nature and the establishment of three levels of study (documentation – diagnosis – maintenance) based on technical and scientific criteria, but also taking into account the requirements existing legislation; Introduction of the flowchart in a study (definition of problem, method of approach, what precedes, what follows, that combine the information that leads to the conclusions); Presentation of the various stages of design and maintenance units; Methodological analysis for the combination and correlation of the results of these steps in uncovering the pathology and make recommendations for conservation: Identification of construction materials. Analysis: an examination of the materials and corrosion products. Documentation of pathology, types of wear. Study the environment, identify the factors of deterioration. Correlation factors of the micro-environment and types of wear for the interpretation of pathology. Simulation conditions in the laboratory. Diagnosis: Proposals for intervention. Laboratory testing of artificial aging on the control of the proposals. Pilot field trials for control of the proposals. Application techniques. Follow-up after application: Literature search, indexing sources. – Organization of work: Management of material. Preparation of Documents for the study. Presentation and discussion of characteristic examples of studies that cover a wide range of applications (icons, artwork, murals, monuments, archival material). – Case studies.

Course Practicals


Expected Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:

Understand the requirements of a conservation study.

Comprehend – Analyse of individual modules that make up the study of maintenance.

Approach in a methodical way the individual modes depending on the desired results.

Examine the possibility of treatment and correlation of results from various measurements, analysis and testing to draw conclusions.

Weight the individual findings to formulate final proposals invasive and preventive.

Access the scientific resources and processing them.

Organise and prepare a study.

Understand the combinatorial approach to the diagnosis of triangle-documentation-preservation through the presentation features examples of studies on maintenance works of art and monuments.

Develop critical thinking to combine the individual conclusions to formulate final proposals.

The Scope of the Course and Objectives

The Scope of the Course

Students should be able to understand how they will synthesize the diverse knowledge gained from the various disciplines that contribute to the Department’s Courses.

Course objectives

Students should be able, by examining a cultural object reach a diagnosis and formulate conservation proposals.