|Course:||Lab Methods I|
|Date Offered:||Fall Semester, 1997|
|Location:||Peterborough, Ont. Canada|
|Institution:||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
- This course is designed to teach the student the theory of
ceramics, glass, stone and metals conversation by combining an
understanding of the history of the object with the characteristics
and properties of inorganic materials most commonly found in museum
collections. Students will be provided with the opportunity to
develop theoretical skills through the assessment and treatment of
- Aim & Learning Outcomes
- To provide the student with a basic understanding of
conservation methods and conservation materials relating
specifically to ceramics, glass, stone and metal artifacts.
- Learning Outcomes:
- Students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- know cleaning procedures for ceramics, glass, stone and metals
using a variety of techniques, (eg. dry cleaning, aqueous solutions,
solvents, poultices, etc.)
- know repair, consolidation and gap filling techniques for
ceramics, glass and stone while maintaining the integrity of the
- know techniques for colour tinting, colour matching and painting
of replacement fills and surfaces.
- know procedures to clean metals and metal surfaces using a
variety of methods and techniques, (eg. intensive washing and
drying, use of sequestering agents, electrolytic and electrochemical
reduction; and polishes, rust convertors and other
- know techniques for stabilizing metal surfaces through the
application of protective coatings.
- Course Format
- This course is one of four courses listed in the "super module"
of Conservation and Material Science I. Courses in this frame work
are linked tightly together, and are interdependent to each other,
and are foundation courses for the programme.
- This course will consist of 2 hours of scheduled lectures per
week. Lecture time may be subject to occasional adjustment in order
to fit in with field trips, community based projects, group projects
or guest lectures and/or workshops. Students are asked to remain
flexible during the delivery of this course.
- Additional time outside of scheduled class will be required for
independent study and artifact treatment.
September 2 - 5
September 8 - 12
|CPR and First
September 15 - 19
course, Conservation Lab|
Requirements for Ceramic/Glass Lab
September 22 - 26
Ceramics, including Archaeological Ceramics|
September 29 - October 3
|Conservation of Glass and Enamels|
October 6 - 10
and Treatment Proposals|
October 14 - 17
October 20 - 24
October 27 - 31
- Iron, tannic acid treatments and coatings
November 3 - 7
- Iron, electrolytic treatments
November 10 - 14
- Copper, Silver and other metals, and coatings
November 17 - 21
and Treatment Proposal Test|
November 24 - 28
- Cleaning, consolidation, coatings
December 1 - 5
Supply/Equipment List Due|
December 8 - 12
- The following criteria will be used to evaluate students'
mastery of the theoretical and practical aspects of artifact
examination, condition reporting, treatment proposal and treatment
of objects made of ceramics, glass, stone and metals.
|ITEM||VALUE IN PERCENTAGE||DUE DATE|
|Case Studies of Published Artifact
Treatments of Ceramic, Glass, Stone or Metal Artifacts||20%||October 17, 1997|
|Condition Report and Treatment
Proposal Test||30%||November 17, 1997|
|Lab Supply/Equipment List||20%||December 1, 1997|
|Treatment Card Collection||30%||December 8, 1997|
- Course Policies
- Students must complete all course assignments in order to
receive a passing grade. Exceptions may be granted due to
circumstances beyond the student's control, provided that the
student contacts the instructor promptly upon return to the College
to discuss alternate arrangements.
- Academic Policies
- 1. Presentation
- Written assignments must be:
- typed or word-processed
- double spaced
- proofed for spelling and grammatical errors
- enclosed with a single cover sheet which includes student name,
title of the assignment and date of submission
- stapled in the top left hand corner (unbound)
- include a bibliography (where appropriate)
- use a recognized method of citation (eg. MLA or Chicago)
- 2. Re-writes
- Faculty may request a re-write of a submission if the criteria
for assessment have not been met.
- Late penalties will apply if the assignment is not re-submitted
the following day.
- 3. Penalties for Late Submissions
- Completion of Term Work
- All assignments must be completed in order for students to
achieve a passing grade.
- Late Assignments
- Late assignments receive the following penalty:
- Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% per day for three days
after which assignments are marked at zero.
- Faculty are not obliged to provide feedback on assignments
marked at zero.
- Oral Presentations
- Oral presentations and/or practical test or projects for
evaluation must be delivered on the day scheduled. A "no show" will
be graded at zero, unless adequate explanation is provided.
- 4. Academic Integrity
- Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the
college has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic
- It is a student's responsibility to ensure that all written
submissions include an appropriate method of in text citation as
well as an accompanying bibliography.
- Seminar and oral presentations should be supported by a
bibliography and sources should be referred to during the
- 5. Make-up Tests
- In valid circumstances (ill-health, personal crisis), a student
may be given a make-up test to compensate for one missed in
class-time. Students must contact the instructor within seven days
of the original test in order to request a make-up.
- 6. Extensions & GDFS
- An extension may be granted to an individual student based
- The revised due date will be recorded and signed by both
- The entire class may be given an extension, at the discretion of
- Incomplete a Grade Deferred marks at the end of the semester
must be negotiated between student and faculty (see Academic
Regulations). Note: these are a privilege to be granted under
special circumstances, not used in order to compensate for poor
- 7. Site Work
- Students must agree to work within the parameters of the
guidelines established for site work. Failure to comply, may result
in the termination of project and suspension of the privilege of
- No books required for this course.
- Prerequisites: NA