Object and Materials Science III

Course Code :1018FOWCOR
Study domain:Conservation and Restoration
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:The student must have obtained a credit for 1051FOWCOR to enroll for 1018FOWCOR.
Contact hours:84
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Kristel De Vis
Koen Janssens
Vincent Cattersel
Griet Blanckaert
Charles Indekeu
Carolina van der Star
Natalia Ortega Saez
Vincent Nulens
Karl Peeters
Marieke Verboven
Femke Segers
Stefanie Bauvois
Sabine Cauberghs
Vera Wetemans

3. Course contents *

A) Conservation Sciences
Through lectures, research and analysis techniques which are used frequently for the analysis of heritage objects will be discussed. More specifically, techniques such as spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, chromatography, electrochemistry, atomic and molecular absorption and digital imaging will be the main topics. The analysis techniques are handled by realistic examples from the heritage sector.

B) Scientific research: Practices & exercises
During the practical session, students learn to solve real, well-defined research problems. The research problems closely align with current research within the program. Students should solve the problems offered by preparing, planning and executing experiments and observations.

Attention! Due to local technical problems, the lessons of scientific research (practicals and exercises) do not go through during the academic year 2017-2018 in the first semester, but in the second semester!

C) Materials Science: lectures
Through in-class lectures and seminars, inorganic materials (pigments, glazes and glass paints, furniture fittings and moulding techniques), organic materials (dyes, wood anatomy, coatings, lists) and microstructure of materials (sample preparation, stratigraphy, microchemical testing, pigment identification) are discussed .

D) Materials Science: Material-technical walking tours

In this lesson series, material science in historical monuments is taught by a team of teachers. All materials and techniques, discussesd in previous courses, come together in historic monuments.