|Course:||Lab Methods III|
|Date Offered:||Fall Semester, 1997|
|Location:||Peterborough, Ont. Canada|
|Institution:||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
- This course provides an introduction to the types of materials,
techniques, applications, and methods available for the treatment,
stabilization, and optimum care for textile, paper, parchment and
vellum artifacts. The identification, treatment, and stabilization
of decorative surfaces, including colourants, pigments and applied
finishes, are examined.
- Aim & Learning Outcomes
- To provide the student with a basic understanding of
conservation methods and conservation materials relating
specifically to textiles, paper, parchment and vellum.
- Learning Outcomes:
- Students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- know cleaning procedures for textiles, paper, parchment and
vellum using a variety of techniques, (eg. dry cleaning, aqueous
solutions, solvents, etc.)
- know repair, consolidation and gap filling, supporting and
stabilizing techniques for textiles, paper, parchment and vellum
while maintaining the integrity of the original.
- know techniques for colour tinting, colour matching and painting
of replacement fills and surfaces for textiles, paper, parchment and
- know mounting and display techniques for textiles, paper,
parchment and vellum.
- Course Format
- This course is one of four courses listed in the "super module"
of Conservation and Material Science III. Courses in this frame work
are linked tightly together, and are interdependent to each other,
and are foundation courses for the programme.
- This course will consist of 2 hours of scheduled lectures per
week. Lecture time may be subject to occasional adjustment in order
to fit in with field trips, community based projects, group projects
or guest lectures and/or workshops. Students are asked to remain
flexible during the delivery of this course.
- Additional time outside of scheduled class will be required for
independent study and artifact treatment.
- Course Content
September 2 - 5
September 8 - 12
- examination and recording
September 15 - 19
Conservation, Fiber Sample and Burn Test Workshop|
September 22 - 26
Conservation Cleaning- mechanical|
- spot removal
September 29 - October 3
October 6 - 10
- supports, repairs
- storage, handling, display
October 14- 17
October 20 - 24
October 27 - 31
and Treatment Proposal Test, textiles|
November 3 - 7
November 10 - 14
November 17 - 21
November 24 - 28
Paper, support and mounting|
December 1 - 5
Parchment and Vellum|
Lab Supply/Equipment List due
December 8 - 12
Other Paper Materials (papyrus, etc.)|
Treatment Card Collection due
- following criteria will be used to evaluate students' mastery of
the theoretical and practical aspects of artifact examination,
condition reporting, treatment proposal and treatment of objects
made of ceramics, glass, stone and metals.
|ITEM||VALUE IN PERCENTAGE||DUE DATE|
|Case Studies of Published Artifact
Treatments of Paper Artifacts||20%||October 17,
|Condition Report and Treatment
Proposal Test||30%||October 27, 1997|
|Lab Supply/Equipment List||20%||December 1, 1997|
|Treatment Card Collection||30%||December 8, 1997|
- Course Policies
- Students must complete all course assignments in order to
receive a passing grade.
- Late assignments will be penalized 10% per day. Exceptions may
be granted due to circumstances beyond the student's control,
provided that the student contacts the instructor promptly upon
return to the College to discuss alternate arrangements.
- Academic Policies
- 1. Presentation
- Written assignments must be:
- typed or word-processed
- double spaced
- proofed for spelling and grammatical errors
- enclosed with a single cover sheet which includes student name,
title of the assignment and date of submission
- stapled in the top left hand corner (unbound)
- include a bibliography (where appropriate)
- use a recognized method of citation (eg. MLA or Chicago)
- 2. Re-writes
- Faculty may request a re-write of a submission if the criteria
for assessment have not been met.
- Late penalties will apply if the assignment is not re-submitted
the following day.
- 3. Penalties for Late Submissions
- Completion of Term Work
- All assignments must be completed in order for students to
achieve a passing grade.
- Late Assignments
- Late assignments receive the following penalty:
- Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% per day for three days
after which assignments are marked at zero.
- Faculty are not obliged to provide feedback on assignments
marked at zero.
- Oral Presentations
- Oral presentations and/or practical test or projects for
evaluation must be delivered on the day scheduled. A "no show" will
be graded at zero, unless adequate explanation is provided.
- 4. Academic Integrity
- Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the
college has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic
- It is a student's responsibility to ensure that all written
submissions include an appropriate method of in text citation as
well as an accompanying bibliography.
- Seminar and oral presentations should be supported by a
bibliography and sources should be referred to during the
- 5. Make-up Tests
- In valid circumstances (ill-health, personal crisis), a student
- Students must contact the instructor within seven days of the
original test in order to request a make-up.
- 6. Extensions & GDFS
- An extension may be granted to an individual student based on
need and circumstance. Medical grounds should be substantiated.
- The revised due date will be recorded and signed by both
- The entire class may be given an extension, at the discretion of
- Incomplete a Grade Deferred marks at the end of the semester
must be negotiated between student and faculty (see Academic
Regulations). Note: these are a privilege to be granted under
special circumstances, not used in order to compensate for poor
- 7. Site Work
- Students must agree to work within the parameters of the
guidelines established for site work. Failure to comply, may result
in the termination of project and suspension of the privilege of
- No books required for this course.
- Prerequities: NA
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