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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Surface Treatment and Conservation of Glass and Ceramics - B107010
Title: Povrchové úpravy a konzervování skla a keramiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc.
Rohanová Dana doc. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : N107023
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The subject Surface Treatment and Conservation of Glass and Ceramics summarizes the different types of degradation of ceramic and glass objects and introduces the basic processes used in the restoration of these products.
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra (23.02.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

characterize the surface layer of glass and ceramic materials,

explain the mechanism of corrosion, types of corrosion and degradation processes,

describe the methods used for the investigation of glass and ceramic materials surfaces

provide ways of preserving and restoring glass and ceramic materials.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (11.01.2018)
Literature -

R:Davison S.: Conservation and restoration of Glass, 2nd editin, Routledge, 2003, ISBN: 0750643412.

R:Hlaváč J.: Základy technologie silikátů SNTL, Praha 1981.

R:Hanykýř V., Kutzendorfer J.: Technologie keramiky, Vega s.r.o., Hradec Králové 2008, ISBN 978-80-86821-48-1.

R:Buys S., Oakley V.: The conservation and restoration of ceramics, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2008, ISBN: 0750632194.

A:Herainová M., Glazury, Keramické barvy a dekorační techniky, Silikátový svaz, Praha 2002, ISBN 80-903113-1-8.

A:Henderson J.: The science and archaeology of materials: an investigation of inorganic materials, London, Routledge, 2000, ISBN: 0415199336.

A:Eppler R.A., Eppler D.R.: Glazes and glass coatings, The American Ceramics Society 2000, ISBN 1-57498-054-8.

R:Sedláčková H., Rohanová D.: Renaissance and Baroque Glass from the Central Danube Region, Archaia Brno, 2016.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (11.01.2018)
Learning resources -

Study materials for lectures at the teacher

Last update: Kloužková Alexandra (22.02.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Development of surface treatments of ceramic materials from the Neolithic period until the present time

2. Classification of surface treatments according to stability of decoration and ceramic types, properties of decorative layers

3. Historical dyes (inorganic and organic) and pigments, basic raw materials, types of historical decoration, decorative techniques

4. Aging of ceramic materials, mechanisms and types of damage of unstable and stable surface treatment of ceramics

5. Cleaning, conservation-restoration of stable and unstable surface treatments

6. Archaeological materials - removal of glass and ceramic from the ground, glass and ceramic materials storage

7. Brief development and overview of used decorative techniques for various glass products

8. Mechanism and types of corrosion of glass surfaces and corrosion types of glass surfaces

9. Characterization of different types of decors (e.g.Lustre painting) and their treatment

10. Characterization of staining, various types of stained glass damages

11. Functional layers prepared by sol-gel method, The Last Judgment mosaic (Prague Castle)

12. Methods used for the investigation of glass and ceramic materials surfaces

13. Survey of materials and methods used for cleaning and conservation of glass and ceramics

14. Ethics of conservators, removing of former conservation interventions

Last update: Kloužková Alexandra (23.02.2018)
Registration requirements -

Inorganic materials of monumets I or Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials

Last update: Kloužková Alexandra (02.03.2018)
Course completion requirements -

In order to become eligible for classification the student has to pass a written qualification test. The final exam is oral and concerns the content of the whole lecture course.

Last update: Kloužková Alexandra (20.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.6 16
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.4 40
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