320 USD

Chemical Treatment and Preservation of Historical Materials


Duration: 40 hours (nine days)

Provided by: Manuscripts Museum
Course - Available at Bibalex - Available in Arabic / English


Target audience

Under-/post-graduates studying and researching in the fields of science, art, and/or archaeology

This course consists of lectures, practical sessions, tutorials .It covers topics that go through all the processes of chemical and biological manifestation, investigation, and treatment of all historical objects. The course also presents the concept of preventive conservation applications for museums . The course is designed for specialist institutions and is held upon agreement.

Objectives

The course presents the concept of preventive conservation applications for museums and chemical and biological manifestation, investigation, and treatment of all historical objects.

Outline

This course consists of lectures, practical sessions, tutorials .It covers topics that go through all the processes of chemical and biological manifestation, investigation, and treatment of all historical objects. The course also presents the concept of preventive conservation applications for museums

  • Archival material safeguarding and deterioration treatment
  • Self-deterioration of middle of the 19th century printed archives
  • Concept of preventive conservation
  • Historical inks and pigments
  • Micro-chemical spot testing  analysis
  • Optical analysis for fiber investigation
  • Nano technology applications in treatment of archival material
  • Museum temperature, relative humidity, and light
  • Museum indoor air quality
  • Pigments presented in Archival material
  • Covers treatments
  • Museum microbial infection
  • Museum integrated pest management
  • Disaster planning
  • Care and handling of museum objects
  • Internal and external manifestations of various deterioration of different historical objects
  • Tutorial of practical chemical and biological investigation
  • Tutorial of covers treatments
  • Tutorial of practical chemical and biological treatment
  • Tutorial of environmental monitoring and controlling apparatus and application
  • Lab workflow and demonstration of preventive conservation activities versus conservation treatment activities
  • Monitoring instruments demonstration – environmental monitoring of storage and exhibitions areas – recording and revising monitoring data – working with silica gel
  • Instrument and tool demonstration – objects diagnosis for fungal infection – building and object microbial monitoring – aseptic microbiological techniques – infected object treatment and cleaning
  • Object diagnosis for pest infestation – freezing treatment of infested objects – cleaning of pest debris
  • Object storage and exhibition area visit
  • Dealing with wet objects and risk assessment checklists