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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 22/11/2014
Version 2013-2014
HULG0178-1  Workshop of conservation-restoration ceramics
- Part : assembly workshop
- Part : cleaning workshop

Duration :  Part : assembly workshop : 8h Th
Part : cleaning workshop : 12h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in History of Art and Archeology : Archeometrics, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in History of Art and Archeology : Archeometrics, Research Focus, 2nd year5
Lecturer :  Part : assembly workshop : Valérie Rousseau
Part : cleaning workshop : Valérie Rousseau
Coordinator :  N...
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
Part : assembly workshop

Post-excavation treatment of ceramic archaeological finds:

Cleaning? Conservation? Storage? Restoring?

Learning the preparatory techniques for assembling and fixing, i.e.:

1. Sorting and trial assembly (prior to fixing) 2. Holding techniques
3. Marking varnish
4. Marking
5. Practicalities

Part : cleaning workshop

Post-excavation treatment of ceramic archaeological finds:

Cleaning? Conservation? Storage? Restoring?

Teaching ceramic cleaning techniques.

1. Establishing a preliminary diagnosis: condition
2. Evaluating the risks of severe cleaning
3. Detecting the presence of salts (efflorescence): compression treatment.
4. Detecting damp, suspect marks which may damage the object
5. Carrying out a dry clean: dusting, scrubbing, micro-pinning
6. Cleaning using treated water (together with the archaeologist responsible for the excavation site)
7. Carrying out cataplasms
8. Compression treatment
9. Power point: Cleaning terracotta

Learning outcomes of the course :  
Part : assembly workshop

Preparing fragments with a view to fixing at a later stage.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Part : assembly workshop

Knowledge of the basics of ceramology and ceramography from the 1st Bac, CROA.

Part : cleaning workshop

Knowledge of ceramology, ceramography - 1st Bac course, CROA

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Part : assembly workshop

Year: 2nd Baccalaureat.
Course length: 8 hours.
Location: ESA

Part : cleaning workshop

Course length: 12 hours
Year: 2nd Baccalaureat
Location: ESA

Recommended or required readings :  
Part : assembly workshop

Files categorised according to the areas of thought: correct classification system for ceramic/glass training

These files will follow the practical and theoretical elements taught during the course.

The files include a bibliography.

Part : cleaning workshop

Files organised according to the areas of thought: correct classification system for ceramic/glass training

These files are organised according to the practical and theoretical elements taught during the course.

The files include a bibliography.

Assessment methods and criteria :  
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Part : cleaning workshop

September 2009 - ESA, Ecole Supérieure des Arts, Saint Luc, Liege - 41 Boulevard de la Constitution - 4020 Liege

Section CROA, Conservation Restauration d'Œuvres d'Art
Contacts :  
Part : assembly workshop

Lecturer: Viviane Bechoux

Part : cleaning workshop

Lecturer: Viviane Bechoux

Assistant: Valérie Rousseau




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