Introduction & Objectives

Introduction:

This module will comprise of practical work, illustrated lectures, and case study presentations on the material technology, deterioration, analysis and conservation of Wood, Metals, Glass and Ceramics. The workshop team comprises of eminent practitioners and scientists working on the materials.

Once a participant successfully completes the theory and hands-on training of Module 3, he or she is able to:
a) Recognize objective signs of damage to the building materials such as timber, metal, glass, ceramic tiles, brick, terracotta and mosaics.
b) Comprehend the composition and behaviour of these materials and link that knowledge with an understanding of the factors of deterioration to be able to visualise future changes in the structural and visual aspects of these materials.
c) To gain an understanding of the various tools, equipment and formulations available to implement remedial conservation treatment where required.
d) To appreciate the various methods and schools of thought in restoring / treating the visual aspect of deteriorated cultural elements of various material types.

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