ARTS(PC-2)400 Conservation II3
Prerequisites: Conservation I
This course continues an in-depth study of restoration techniques and methods. Particular attention is given to scientific techniques used by conservators, both in diagnostics and chemistry, as they relate to preservation. Students perform tests to determine which restoration technique should be employed in any given situation. They also analyze damage due to adverse environmental conditions and learn how to solve these problems. In addition, students also perform scientific analysis directly on Italian masterpieces in professional laboratories or on scaffoldings at actual restoration sites. Students have the opportunity to clean, plaster, retouch, and varnish a damaged antique artwork. They also learn professional methods of documenting their work. Click here, to see the SACI Painting Conservation album on FlickR.
(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)
Syllabus & Faculty