The Conservation Course Syllabus Pages

Course:Independent study in conservation of archaeological material
Date offered:Fall, 1983
Location:Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor:Amy Rosenberg
Institution:Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan

Syllabus

2 credits. Attendance: 3 hours/week (1 lecture, 2 practical)

DATECLASS TOPICREADINGS
13 Sept.Introduction to Kelsey & Archaeological ConservationBromelle in UNESCO
20 Sept.Ceramic materials & techniquesLarney, J. "Conservation of Ceramics;" Kenney, "Pottery Making" (optional)
27 Sept.Ceramic materials & techniques
4 Oct.Ceramic deterioration & conservation
11 Oct.Glass materials, techniques,Root, M. Catalogue; Garside conservation & Phillips "Glassblowing & glass working" (optional)
18 Oct.Metals manufacture & fabrication"Metals in the service of man" (optional)
25 Oct.Deterioration of Iron & BronzeGettens: "Mineral alteration products...;" Organ in Corrosions and metal artifacts; ed. Thompson "Recent Advances in Conservation"
1 Nov.Deterioration of other metals
8 Nov.Conservation of metals
15 Nov.Extra time to fill with Q&A or more lab work etc.
22 Nov.Textiles materials & techniquesKelsey catalogue; Bellinger "Properties of textile fibers;" ed. Thompson "Recent Advances in Conservation"
29 Nov.Textile conservation
6 Dec.Exam
THE GRADE IN THIS COURSE IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Notebook containing reading notes, laboratory notes, treatment reports
  2. Examination testing knowledge of manufacture and deterioration of objects drawn from the Kelsey collection and examined on the spot.
Readings:
Books for all topics:
UNESCO -- The Conservation of Cultural Property (Paris, 1968)
Hodges, Henry. Artifacts (London, 1964) also (Humanities Press, 1981)
International Institute for Conservation. Papers from the 1975 Stockholm conference.
Plenderleith & Werner. The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art. (London, 1971) not good on metals. (optional)
Dowman, Elizabeth. Conservation in Field Archaeology. (London, 1970) (Optional)

Prerequisites: N/A


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