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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Chemical Corrosion Aspects and Conservation of Historical Objects - P112008
Title: Chemické aspekty koroze a konzervace památkových objektů
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Ďurovič Michal doc. Dr. Ing.
Kučerová Irena Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AP112008
Annotation -
The course introduces the theoretical principles and mechanisms of degradation of selected organic material of heritage objects (wood, paper, leather, parchment, wax, etc.), including methods for their conservation.
Last update: Ďurovič Michal (26.06.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Describe the mechanisms of degradation of some organic materials of historical subjects.

Propose methods of conservation and restoration, including the assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.

Suggest practice preventive care for these objects.

Last update: Ďurovič Michal (26.06.2018)
Literature -


Zelinger, J. a kol.: Chemie v práci konzervátora a restaurátora. Academia, Praha 1987 (2. přepracované vydání).

Blažej A. a kol.: Chémia dreva. Alfa, Bratislava 1975.

Ďurovič, M.; et al. Restaurování a konzervování archiválií a knih. 1st ed. Paseka, 2002

Blažej., Krkoška, P.: Technológia výroby papiera. Alfa/SNTL, Bratislava/Praha 1989.

Lavédrine, B.: Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles 2003.

Šimůnková E.; Karhan J.: Pigmenty, barviva a metody jejich identifikace. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1993.

Thomson G.: The Museum Environment, Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., Oxford 1986 (reprint 1995).


Reinprecht L.: Procesy degradacie dreva. Technická univerzita vo Zvolene, Zvolen 1997.

Roberts, J. (ed.). Paper chemistry. 2nd ed. London: Blackie Academic and Professional, 1996. ISBN 0-7514-0236-2.

Unger A., Schniewind A.P., Unger W.: Conservation of Wooden Artefacts. Springer, Berlin, 2001.

Horie, C. V. Deterioration of Skin in Museum Collections. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 1990

Kite, M.; Thomson, R.: Conservation of leather and related materials. 1st ed. Elsevier Ltd., 2006

Last update: Ďurovič Michal (16.08.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Biopolymers

2. The structure, properties and damage of wood

3. Preservation and conservation of wood, bonding, cementation and surface treatment

4. Water-saturated wood

5. Production and structure of the paper

6. Damage of paper and methods of determination its properties

7. Conservation of paper

8. Survey of recording means, mechanisms of damage and conservation

9.Photographic materials, damage and conservation

10.Leather and parchment - structure, properties, production

11.Damage of leather and parchments and conservation

12.Water-saturated leather

13.Colored layer - pigments and binders

14.Damage colored layer and its conservation

Last update: Ďurovič Michal (26.06.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Written and oral exam.

Last update: Ďurovič Michal (26.06.2018)