This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
||Available in 2021/22
||F4K707 Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects (Dissertation)
- Conservation Theory & Conservation Skills.
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To engage the student in advanced level research; practising, developing and demonstrating their research skills in conservation or object analysis.
- Based in the laboratories in Durham, the student undertakes research in an aspect of object conservation. In doing the research the student becomes familiar with the published literature on a research topic, develops a research design, collects data or information (data/information may be recovered from library, laboratory or field work), critically evaluates it and draws appropriate conclusions. They write and present a dissertation of up to 18,000 words.
- A detailed knowledge of the physical and chemical basis for the decay, stabilisation and conservation processes of ancient and historic materials in order to appreciate and recover the information contained in every object.
- A detailed understanding at an advanced level of archaeological and historic materials and technologies.
- Developed a capacity to devise experiments or derive information to answer fundamental research questions in conservation.
- An advanced knowledge of methods of analytical investigation.
- Communication skills in written, image, computer and verbal formats to a professional standard.
- Demonstrated to a professional standard an ability to undertake research, collect information (data) and critically evaluate it, and to draw appropriate conclusions.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Teaching is primarily provided through tutorials.
- Learning is primarily achieved through undertaking the research.
- Assessment is achieved through an 18,000 word dissertation.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Self Study & Research
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
Research Design (3K words) - early December,
Seminar & Poster - February / March.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University