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Technology and Conservation of Objects I


Prerequisites: acceptance into the Garman Art Conservation Department Co-requisite: CNS 641 This course is the first semester of the curriculum in objects conservation and will focus on the technology and materials of objects. This semester focuses on the technology and conservation of organic materials (wood, plant materials, animal materials including leather, bone, ivory etc, non-cellular organics such as resins and coatings). Discussion includes changing attitudes towards these materials, and changes in the strategies of working them over time, and as conditioned by culture. Whenever possible, appropriate conservation techniques and materials will also be discussed. In addition, students will perform a comprehensive examination of the object that they will be treating in the second semester. Offered annually in the fall.