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Course syllabus N416C0_4I - Conservation Chemistry and Technology (FCFT - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: N416C0_4I
Course unit title:
Conservation Chemistry and Technology
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly (on-site method)
1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: Conservation of Heritage Materials and Objects - master (compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
evolvement and presentation of individual work, written and oral exam.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students will gain knowledge of the history of use of materials in the objects of cultural heritage inorganic and organic nature. They know the mechanisms of chemical reactions leading to their gradual transformation over time. On this basis, they can suggest ways suitable chemical protection of materials and sequence of chemical technology operations.
Course contents:
Chemistry and art history of inorganic materials - metals and inorganic pigments, silicate and aluminosilicate minerals and rocks chemistry and art history of organic materials - oils, fats and waxes, resins, balsams, essential oils, organic dyes, carbohydrate and protein binders. Cleanup and disinfection operations of heritage objects, water and organic solvents, surfactants, insecticides. Sterilization operations - chemical agents and technology. Reinforcement of different kinds of materials, petrification. Deacidification operations - handheld and mass technology. Criteria for the selection of materials to the various technological operations of preservation.
Recommended or required reading:
ĎUROVIČ, M. Restaurování a konzervování archiválií a knih. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 517 p. ISBN 80-7185-383-6.
PORCK, H. Mass Deacidification.  [online]. 1996. URL: http:// www.knaw.nl/ecpa/publ/porck11.html.

Barbora A. Hřebíčková: Chemie a historie výtvarných materiálů, Praha 2004, dostupné na Oddelení polygrafie a aplikovanej fotochémie vo formáte pdf

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 13

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Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Ivan Hudec, PhD. (lecturer) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Michal Jablonský, PhD. (lecturer) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Milena Reháková, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Katarína Vizárová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak, english
Last modification:
20. 4. 2020
doc. Ing. Milena Reháková, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Samuel Hraško on 04/20/2020.

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