CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS FOR RESTORATION

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Code
104460
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
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.

PREREQUISITES

No specific requirements for this teaching

Teaching methods

Lessons in presence (40 hours of teaching). Slides of the course will be upload on Aulaweb.

Possibility to have online lessons, on Teams channel with code: as4vzda.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topic of the course is the study of materials belonging to the Cultural Heritage, as artistic paintings with binders and pigments, stone, textiles and paper, ceramic and glass materials. It will be analysed 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY, for 6 CFU 

- 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 slides of lessons in Aulaweb)

Facoltative Consultation

-M. Matteini, A. Moles, Scienza e restauro. Metodi d’indagine. Nardini, Firenze, 1984.

- L. LAZZARINI, M. LAURENZI TABASSO, Il restauro della pietra, Padova, Cedam, 1996.
- A.A.V.V., La Chimica per l’Arte, Zanichelli, 2007.

- L. Paolillo, I. Giudicianni. La diagnostica nei Beni Culturali. Moderni metodi di indagine. Loghia Ed. 2009 Napoli.
- S. Volpin, L. Appolonia. Le analisi di laboratorio applicate ai beni artistici policromi. Il Prato 2002 Padova

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Daily by appointment, also through Teams channel

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons in presence (40 hours of teaching). Slides of the course will be upload on Aulaweb.

Possibility to have online lessons, on Teams channel with code: as4vzda.

LESSONS START

In the week starting from 14 Febraury 2022

EXAMS

Exam description

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

During the examination (in about 30 minutes) 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.