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Subject: Course on metals

Course on metals

From: David Scott <dascott>
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2004
Ancient and Historic Metals: Technology, Microstructure, and
A UCLA Summer Institute
July 5-16, 2004

This summer course provides an overview of the technology of ancient
metals, aspects of their extraction and alloying, the corrosion that
ancient metals undergo, and how this impacts their preservation.
Understanding metallic structure and its inter-relationship with
technology is essential in the interpretation of evidence, often of
importance in archaeological investigations, or the conservation of
metallic artefacts.

This two-week institute explores the crucial knowledge and research
work of the last two decades that has substantially advanced our
understanding of the processes of extraction, alloying, surface
patination, metallic coatings, corrosion, and microstructure.  The
course involves laboratory work in the preparation and examination
of metallic samples under the microscope, as well as lectures on the
technology of metallic works of art.  Instruction also explores
phase diagrams and stability diagrams of the common alloying systems
and environments. Metallographic samples available for study
represent most of the major cultural areas of the world, including
Bronze Age Europe, Renaissance Europe, particularly Renaissance
bronzes; China from the Warring States to the Tang dynasty; Japanese
swordmaking; Indian high-tin bronzes, Iranian bronzes; and Peruvian,
Colombian, Costa Rican, and Panamanian copper and gold-copper

    Professor David A. Scott
    UCLA/Getty Conservation Program

Courses Offered: Archaeology C180, 280 (8 units)

The course is open to all with an interest in ancient metals and
their structure.  It is of particular interest to conservators,
archaeologists, scientists, conservation scientists, and students of
conservation.  Program Fee:  $900.00

Apply on-line at <URL:>.

Professor David A. Scott
Chair, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Room A410
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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