Conservation and Restoration of Paintings
To develop in the student skills to:
1) evaluate the current state of preservation of a cultural object,
2) the cause of previous damage,
3) the consequences of previous treatments,
4) the risks associated with proposed treatments
To introduce students to standards and protocols for testing the use of materials and techniques on actual objects and to carry out practical treatments.
Sara Sobral Babo
Weekly - 6
Total - Available soon
The Conservation of Easel Paintings, Joyce Hill Stoner and Rebecca Rushfield (ed.),Routledge, Oxon, UK and New York, NY, 2012
Kirsh, Andrea and Rustin Levenson. Seeing Through Paintings. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
Horie, Velson Materials for Conservation: organic consolidants, adhesives and coatings, Routledge, Oxon, UK and New York, NY, 2013 (first published by Butterworths 1987).
Down, Jane Adhesive Compendium for Conservation, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2015
Dawson, W. Carr and Mark Leonard. Looking at Paintings: A Guide to Technical Terms. Santa Monica, CA: The Getty Museum, 1992.
Supplementary: Gettens, R.J. and George L. Stout. Painting Materials. New York: Dover, 1966.
The evaluation includes the test (25%) + 2 mini-reports on preparation for the development of conservation and restoration practice (15%) + multiple choice mini-test (5%)+ diagnostic report and intervention proposal (25%) "hand-on" (10%)+ final presentation & discussion (20%). The final classification results from the weighted average of these evaluation elements.
The primary focus is on developing in the students a critical approach to treatment options, including the choice of conservation materials and techniques used in treatment.
Full and detailed documentation will be carried out and presented in the following written Report which includes: Examination and Condition Report (including materials and techniques used in the object), Treatment Proposal, & Treatment Report, with full Photographic documentation carried out to the highest standard.
Practical skills development will be based on treatment-related activities such as micro-testing, sampling and the preparation and application of conservation materials (e.g. consolidants & adhesives, surface coatings, reintegration etc).
Emphasis will be placed on each student demonstrating that they can argue the advantages and disadvantages related to each treatment material and each treatment approach for the assigned objects, and that they are aware of the same for the objects assigned to their fellow students in the course.