Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the philosophy and application of preventive conservation through a combination of theory and practice. The material covered will give a working knowledge of preventive conservation appropriate for all museum personnel, which will facilitate an enlightened and holistic approach to the prevention of degradation of collections on a museum-wide basis. This course is not intended to be a substitute for the specialized training that is undertaken by an objects, paper, or fine art conservator.

The course will focus on two strands; General issues of preventive conservation and; Application of gained knowledge to the situation given at the school

Course Objectives

This course is intended to:

  • Help students understand the importance of preventive conservation and their basic application.
  • Foster the appreciation of the conservation of cultural objects.
  • Assist students to improve theoretical and practical knowledge of preventive conservation.
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MAF 8228 Preventive Conservation DOC PDF PS