Principles And Practice: Developing Skills HISTART5053
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course introduces the theory and practice of further key textile conservation skills: wet cleaning, photography and mounting. It introduces the specialist areas of tapestry and archaeological textile conservation and continues the development of skills introduced in semester 1 through the treatment of objects from the collections of Glasgow Museums and other museums.
15 hours (two and a half days) per week comprising lectures (4 x 2 hours), seminars (10 hours), workshops (24 x 3 hours), supervised studio time (23 x 3 hours sessions), external visit (1 x 3 hours and individual tutorials (3 x 1 hour).
Assessment of practical work 50% (continuous assessment).
Reflective account 50% (2,500 words).
This course aims to:
■ Provide the student with the opportunity to develop and consolidate interventive treatment skills and understanding through practical object treatment.
■ Enable the student to begin to combine material science knowledge and an understanding of context with observation and interpretation skills in the formulation and implementation of appropriate treatment strategies.
■ Enable the student to develop skills as a reflective practitioner to inform professional and ethical decision-making.
■ Equip the student to employ professional skills to underpin workroom practice.
■ Enable the student to develop communication skills for professional practice.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Proficiently undertake an additional range of core conservation techniques.
■ Analyse textile artefacts using observation skills, knowledge of science and ethical and cultural contexts to propose appropriate treatments.
■ Apply critical reflection as a tool for deepening learning and gaining meaningful insights from their conservation practice.
■ Utilise good workroom and laboratory practice to ensure efficient, safe and effective use of materials and resources and in collaborative contexts.
■ Communicate effectively, using appropriate terminology and in a professional manner, with a range of specialist and general audiences, both orally and in writing.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.