Prevention and Monitoring II

Course Code :1009FOWCOR
Study domain:Conservation and Restoration
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:48
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Carolina van der Star
Geert Van Eeckhout
Charles Indekeu
Marieke Verboven
Femke Segers

3. Course contents *

The student has insight into factors related to the health of the restaurator: (occupational) toxicology, mechanical hazards, noise, radiation, stress. He / she is familiar with the most important local and international legislation in the area of ​​workplace health and toxicology in that legislation. The student knows the most important toxicological properties of substances relevant to the restaurator and their impact on human organs and physiology, their labeling and requirements for safe storage and disposal. The student can make a toxicological risk analysis before the start of C / R work and therefore knows the safety factors that are important to his / her workplace.

The students gain insight into the decontamination of objects that have ever been treated with toxicological products. He / she knows the integrated pest management of biological degradation of individual heritage objects as well as heritage collections.

The student knows the strategies in preventive conservation to monitor the climatic parameters and can handle and interpret instruments for measuring and recording climatic parameters (instantaneous and continuous recordings). He / she knows to process this in a facility report.

The student is familiar with the methodology of risk management for collections and the measurements to be taken in organizational, architectural and electronic fields for the protection of heritage objects inside and outside (including art handling) as well as post-calamity care and monitoring strategies. Exhibitions are being viewed in the field of prevention care.

During the practicum (in a insititute / museun with a cultural heritage collection) the scholar will process this knowledge. All subjects within prevention and aftercare can be addressed, depending on the needs of the institution.
A report about practicum Prevention and Aftercare is recquired which emphasizes on methodology followed, the used materials, and is documented with results of specific (scientific) research, work drawings and process photographs.Also the Part Prevention and Aftercare in a conservation report of a treated object in M6 will be required and marked.