Materials and Characterization Techniques in Conservation of Works of Art

Course Information
TitleΤΕΧΝΙΚΕΣ ΧΑΡΑΚΤΗΡΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΥΛΙΚΑ ΣΤΗ ΣΥΝΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΕΡΓΩΝ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ / Materials and Characterization Techniques in Conservation of Works of Art
CodeΕΦΕ205
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Paraskevopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003043

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreGeneral Electives844

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100233
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Surving of the use of Physics Techniques in the study of Cultural Heritage
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
MODULE 1 (6 Hours): History and principles of restoration. Studies on the authenticity of artifacts. The effects of microclimate and ozone on the monuments (particularly byzantine monuments). MODULE 2 (9 Hours): Characterization techniques applied in the study of cultural objects (Microscopies, X-Ray Diffraction analysis and fluorescence, Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Optically stimulated luminescence and Thermoluminesence, Laser applications, SIMS method, neutron activation analysis, Radiocarbon dating using the 14C isotope technique, Thermal analysis, micro- and macro- photography in visible, ultraviolet and infrared light, and others). MODULE 3 (12 Hours): Materials of the artifacts which are studied and restored with the aforementioned techniques (along with examples): Murals and portable icons, Ceramics (technology, corrosion, restoration), Glass, Marble, Porcelain, Ancient and historic metallic artifacts, gold objects, Coins, Paper, Mosaics, Textiles, Wooden objects (wooden iconostases), and others. MODULE 4 (9 Hours): Examples applications of restoring famous artists’ artifacts, and study of their artistic work. Modern materials used in conservation of works of art (e.g. epoxy resins, etc.).
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Exams30.1
Total1204
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Η ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ, ΚΑΜΠΑΣ Κ., UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS ΦΥΣΙΚΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, (2Η ΕΚΔΟΣΗ), ΛΥΡΙΤΖΗΣ Ι.,ΤΥΠΩΘΗΤΩ, ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ
Last Update
19-09-2016