CHEMISTRY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
Chemistry provides the basic knowledge for a correct understanding and interpretation of the constitution of matter (both organic and inorganic/mineral) and of its main transformation processes. Such knowledge is of substantial interest in the specific field of Cultural Heritage, as it is foundation for the proper use of those analytical techniques (applied to diverse artistic materials) which are necessary for a diagnostic approach targeted to conservation and/or restoration projects.
The main target of the course is to provide the student with robust chemistry bases (atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, isomerism, resonance, physico-chemical properties and reactivity of the principal functional groups) so as to be able to understand the nature and the behavior of the main classes of compounds of interest in the Cultural Heritage field (solvents, resins, ligands and siccative oils, temperas, dyes and pigments, protectives, varnishes and polymeric materials). To this end preparative laboratory experiments are also planned, as well as some instrumental analyses on some of the materials prepared or described).
Ricevimento: Student reception time will be directly arranged with the teacher, at any time within the opening hours of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI) to which the teacher institutionally makes reference.
GIOVANNI PETRILLO (President)
The exam is common to the two Modules and consists of an oral discussion on arguments treated during the lectures as part of the program.
Details on procedures for the preparation of exams and on the required in-depth degree of knowledge for each argument will be provided during the lectures.
The exam will be based mainly ofn the arguments treated in the lectures, aimed to the evaluation not only of the attainment, by the student, of an adequale knowledge level, but also of the possess of the ability to recall theory, applying them to real contexts. The student will be also asked to correlate and integrate knowledges from the laboratory activities whith those acquired during lectures. The ability to present arguments clearly and in a lessically correct way will also be evaluated