Interdisсiplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation, MA

Master of Arts

Modules

Interdisciplinary Methods in Graphic Art, Book and Document Conservation, MA

Philosophy and theories of written/graphic heritage conservation

Contents
  • Introduction to conservation theory, History and state of the art, Philosophy, Other trends and theories
ECTS-Points

5

Ethics of written/graphic heritage conservation

Contents
  • Ethics, Aesthetics
ECTS-Points

4

International recommendations in the field of written/graphic heritage preservation

Contents
  • History and older charters, Later charters, Codes of ethics, UNESCO in different European countries, how the codes and charters are interpreted and applied in various countries
ECTS-Points

6

Environment aspects (monasteries, private collectio ns, state libraries)

Contents
  • Sociocultural environment, Climate controllatest developments and user guidance, Storage and display, Change in the use of heritage and resulting effects
ECTS-Points

6

First-response measures in cases of catastrophes af fecting written/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Fire, the most probable risk factor for European collections, National first response unitschanging examples, How to assist people, Rescue plans, first response plansdevelopment of such strategies in situ in collections
ECTS-Points

4

Water-response measures in cases of catastrophes af fecting written/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Water and mould, Blue shield and other national first response unitschanging examples, How to assist people, Rescue plans, first response plansdevelopment of such strategies in situ in collections
ECTS-Points

5

Written/graphic heritage and the law

Contents
  • Heritage law, Companies, freelance conservator work and patent law, Case studies from the field of book conservation
ECTS-Points

6

Types of damage and preservation solutions of writt en/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Types of damage, Natural science methods of damage detection: physics, chemistry, biology, Conservation concepts/strategies, Excursion survey of original
ECTS-Points

6

Latest research in the field of book conservation

Contents
  • Changing presentations of research project results in book conservation
ECTS-Points

5

Latest research in the field of paper conservation

Contents
  • Changing presentations of research project results in graphic art conservation
ECTS-Points

4

Research strategies for safeguarding written/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Follow up project to recently finished research project, Lacking research projects, Response to green papers – EU
ECTS-Points

6

Related fields

Contents
  • Various topics around the field of conservation it self, such as printing techniques, book binding techniques etc. Another topic each year
ECTS-Points

6

Related material groups

Contents
  • Relevant material – wood metal textile or other traditional material and techniques to work on/with
  • Synthetic material and techniques to work on/with
  • Recognizing material and techniques
ECTS-Points

6

Fundraising for written/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Overview of the funding programmes
  • Defining a suitable call; description of consortium-building methods
  • Technical possibilities for optimal dissemination of the results
  • Communication with mass media and colleagues
ECTS-Points

6

Economics of safeguarding written/graphic heritage

Contents
  • Marketing, Big industries, SMEs, Companies specialized on assisting fundraising etc., Companies specialized on assisting fundraising etc.
  • Role of the industry in funding programmes for heritage preservation
ECTS-Points

6

Interdisciplinary exchange – future project

Contents
  • Development of concept for discussion with head of collections, donors, researchers in other fields, decision and policy makers, the general public and other relevant persons concerning a special case in conservation of written/graphic heritage and reports
ECTS-Points

6

Research in the field

Contents
  • State of the art and requirements for the future, Europe and international needs in research
  • Defining research needs
  • Excursion research
ECTS-Points

6

Reading Group

Contents
  • Presentations and discussions
  • Excursion reading-group
ECTS-Points

3

Master-Thesis

ECTS-Points

21

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