This course aims to provide undergraduates with the technical terms related to conservation of cultural heritage. That aim is proposed to be achieved through the following general topics:
1- Introduction to Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. (Doctrines, definitions and international organizations).
2- Archaeological artifacts in museums and sites, their materials and technologies.( various chosen examples).
3- Deterioration of cultural heritage. (Aspects, mechanisms and factors), applied to various chosen objects.
4- Analysis and examination methods applied to archaeological materials. (Sampling, techniques).
5- Conservation processes and considerations. (Treatments, laboratory field and storage).
Chosen and collected original texts from different sources and references were copied to provide an overview of possible common terms which are widely used in conservation and restoration fields. Those texts are supposed to serve carefully the previous five general topics in this course. For more information, some of related references where “copied texts” were taken from, are listed below:
1- Lucas, A., Ancient Egyptian materials and industries, 3rd edition, 1959.
2- C.V. Horie,(Materials for Conservation, Organic consolidants, adhesives and coatings, Butterworth & Co (Publishers) Ltd, 1987)
3- E. CHAROLA, Salts in the deterioration of porous materials: an overview. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 2000, 39(3), p. 327-343.
4- C. BLÄUER, and A. KUeng., Examples of microscopic analysis of historic mortars by means of polarising light microscopy of dispersions and thin sections, Materials Characterization 2007, 58, no. 11,
5- DAVID B. HONEYBORNE WEATHERING AND DECAY OF MASONRY, IN “ CONSERVATION OF
BUILDING AND DECORATIVE STONE, 2ND EDITION EDITED BY JOHN ASHURST AND FRANCIS G DIMES, 2007
6- Ron Hamilton and Helen Crabbe, Environment, Pollution and Effects, in the” The Effects of Air Pollution on Cultural Heritage”
7- Decay and Conservation of Building Stones on Cultural Heritage Monuments.
8- SCIENCE FOR CONSERVATORS Volume 1 An Introduction to MATERIALS Conservation Science Teaching Series, 1983
9- INTERNATIONAL CHARTER FOR THE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF MONUMENTS AND SITES (THE VENICE CHARTER 1964)
10-Norman Davey, A history of building materials, phoenix house, London 1961.