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CHEMISTRY FOR THE RESTORATION
CHIMICA PER IL RESTAURO

Restoration Chemistry
Chimica del Restauro

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 4
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Michela Maione Monday and Tuesday 11,00 to 13,00
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Conservation and Restauration of Cultural Heritage (LMR/02)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for students attending the course are: to comprehed the physico-chemical characteristics of pigments used in ancient times up to nowadays; to understand the physico-chemical characteristics of materials used in restoration; to understand the mechanisms of air pollution damage to the cultural heritage.

Program

Module I: Colour

Chemistry and art; Colour chemistry; colour technology from ancient to contemporary art; natural and synthetic pigments

Module II: Products in restoration techniques

Physico-chemical characteristics on the main products used for restoration:  Solvents (organic and inorganic); Thickening agents; Strengthening agents; Surfactants; Protective agents

Module III: Chemical interactions with the environment

Origin and fate of Pollutants; Chemical degradations, Monitoring atmospheric pollutants

Bridging Courses

Inorganic chemistry

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Students should be able to understand physico-chemical properties of natural and synthetic pigments.  Students should be able to understand physico-chemical properties of products used in restoration. Students should be able to understand mechanisms of air pollution damage.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Teaching material as well as supporting activities are available on the  Uniurb Moodle blended platform


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Didactics: Frontal lessons

Course books

Mauro Matteini e Arcangelo Moles,  La chimica nel restauro. I materiali dell'arte pittorica, Nardini; 2a edizione (15 luglio 2007)

Philip Ball, Bright earth, Vintage books, 2008 

Cennino Cennini, Il libro dell'arte, a cura di F. Frezzato,  Neri Pozza Editore, 3 set 2009

Peter Brimblecombe (Editor), The effects of ait pollution on the built environment, Imperial College Press, 2002

Assessment

Oral examination

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