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.