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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Photographic Materials Conservation)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Photographic Conservation) should be able to: * demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of photographic conservation principles, methodologies and best practice standards * act as informed advocates for cultural material conservation, in particular photographic conservation, and play a leadership role within the sector, actively engaging in critical policy issues * apply critical and analytical skills and methods, and a cross disciplinary understanding and approach, to the identification and resolution of photographic conservation issuesIn addition to the above, graduates will attain specific professional skills so that when solving conservation problems or applying preventive conservation measures they: * demonstrate a thorough understanding of conservation principles, ethics and methods * have a high level of knowledge of the history, technology and deterioration processes of photographic material * are able to accurately identify the causes of conservation problems * can competently and independently develop, communicate and apply conservation methodologies that are scientifically and technically sound, ethical, and consistent with cultural contexts and community needs * have a strongly developed sense of professional and ethical responsibility for cultural heritage and an awareness of the moral and legal responsibilities of professional practice
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Photographic Materials Conservation)
  • Course description
    Total 50 points of subjects

    This program will be run as four intensive subjects run over 4 semesters and each worth 12.5 points. Please contact the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation for more details and subject descriptions.
    50 points

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    108-547  Duplication, Archiving and Preservation
    This subject explores reproduction options for film and photographic material, as part of storage, access and preservation management. It includes models for duplication projects; file formats and naming; selecting equipment; introduction to colour m...     Semester 1     12.50

    108-545  Photographic Materials and Techniques
    This subject examines the technology and materials used in producing photographs and digital prints, with an emphasis on the identification of these processes. Students will also examine preservation and display issues for photographs and digital pri...     Semester 1     12.50

    108-548  Preventive Care of Photographs and Film
    This subject examines the physical and environmental causes of deterioration of photographic, and film material, and how these can be mitigated. Areas of study include biological attack, chemical pollutants, light exposure, fluctuations and extremes ...     Summer     12.50

    108-546  Conservation of Photographs
    This subject introduces the current philosophy, ethics, materials, procedures and techniques that are used in the practical conservation of photographs. Students will identify problems and the appropriate treatment including repairs, consolidation, r...     Semester 2     12.50

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