CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION

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Code
65094
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course regards the materials belonging to the Cultural Heritage (paint, stone, paper, textile), their properties, the degradation and their restauration.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the study of materials belonging to the Cultural Heritage, their degradation and the methodologies for their conservation and restauration. 

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures) and the individual study
 will allow the student to:
- know in depth the main materials used in the artistic field and understand how the physico-chemical properties influence their application;
- identify the main types of degradation reactions of the materials used by the artists (in particular stone and cellulose);
- understand the potentiality and the limits of the materials, products and technologies used in the restoration;
- acquire a correct scientific terminology for the identification of the chemical compounds considered in the course.

Teaching methods

In presence (36 hours of teaching). Some slides of the course will be upload on Aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics of the course are materials belonging to the Cultural Heritage, as artistic paintings with binders and pigments, stone, textiles and paper, the process regarding their degradation and the methodologies and products for their conservation and restauration (cleaning, consolidation and protection). Analytical methods to characterize artworks will be considered.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- M. MATTEINI, A. MOLES, La chimica nel restauro: i materiali nell'arte pittorica, Firenze, Nardini, 1989.
- E. PEDEMONTE, G. FORNARI, Chimica e restauro. La scienza dei materiali per l'architettura, Venezia, Marsilio Ed., 2003.
- E. PEDEMONTE, La carta. Storia, Produzione, Degrado, Restauro. Venezia, Marsilio Ed., 2008.
- E. PEDEMONTE, Fibre tessuti e moda. Storia, Produzione, Degrado, Restauro e Conservazione. Venezia, Marsilio Ed., 2012.
(Part of these texts and Slide of lessons)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Daily by appointment

Exam Board

SILVIA VICINI (President)

DARIO MASSABO'

LESSONS

Teaching methods

In presence (36 hours of teaching). Some slides of the course will be upload on Aulaweb

LESSONS START

7 March 2019

ORARI

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CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination with the possibility to make a written exam (6 open questions in 2 hours).

During the examination it will be verified the achievement of the learning outcomes. When these are not met, the student is invited to extend the study. To ensure uniformity between the examination topics and those actually carried out during the course, is present into the AulaWeb page a detailed program, so that students themselves can verify adherence.

Assessment methods

The exam will focus on the topics of the course, the commission will evaluate the achievement of teaching objectives (at the level of minimum skills or excellence), verifying if the student has reached an adequate level of knowledge.
Both through the written and oral examination, the student's ability to critically discuss the topics, to have elaborated and adapted the concepts presented in class and to have integrated the information coming from the various topics through personal study will be evaluated. The ability to describe degradation and restoration materials and processes clearly and with correct terminology will be evaluated; the quality of the exposure will be considered.
Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of depth of each topic will be given during the lessons.