C3800 Materials for conservation and restoration

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Marie Petlachová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jiří Příhoda, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Gabriela Vyskočilová (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Radka Kopecká, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Příhoda, CSc.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Mon 15:00–15:50 A8-309
This subject is obligatory for Bachelor students of the Chemistry of Conservation-Restaration, facultative for other students. The graduation from this subject needs the basic knowledge of principles of chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The course Materials for conservation-restoration give students basic information about materials and agents used in the field of care for objects of our cultural heritage. It deals with polymers and products made from; metals and their alloys - Cu, Sn, Pb, Fe,Au,Ag, Pt, Ni etc.); cleaning, wash, and desinfection agents that are used in the field of conservation-restoration. Students are also acquainted with basic labour techniques. At the end of this course, students should be able to orientate themselves in materials, agents, and techniques used in the field of conservation-restoration.
  • Natural inorganic materials (rocks and minerals) as raw material source
  • Organic materials for subjects made from leather, paper textile, wood, natural fibers; their structure and composition, production and treatment.
  • Plastics, in the conservation-restoration process, polymerization, carbon polymers, organosilicon compounds; utilization of polymers.
  • Metals (Cu, Sn, Pb, Fe,Au,Ag, Pt, Ni etc.), sketch of historical and present metallurgy; corrosion and protection against corrosion.
  • Chemical agents in the process of conservation-restoration of metal objects; chemical and electrochemical ways of coating; solders, fluxes, soaking agents.
  • Ceramics, glass, china. Agents used for conservation-restoration of objects made from ceramics, glass, and china.
  • Tenzides, principles of their effect; ionic and non-ionic tenzides. Wash process. Production of tenzides and their utilization for textile washing.
  • Coaing compositions, lacquers, pigments, enamels, binding materials, glues and adhesives.
  • Agents for objects protection, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides.
  • KUBIČKA, Roman and Jiří ZELINGER. Výkladový slovník : malířství, grafika, restaurátorství. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2004. 341 s. ISBN 9788024790466. info
  • NIKITIN, Michail Kapitonovič and Jelena Petrovna MEL'NIKOVA. Chemie v konzervátorské a restaurátorské praxi. Translated by Jiří Příhoda. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2003. 231 s. ISBN 8021030623. info
  • ZELINGER, Jiří. Chemie v práci konzervátora a restaurátora. Vyd. 2., přepracované a dopl. Praha: Academia, 1987. 253 s. : i. info
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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