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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Preventive Conservation - M148001
Title: Preventivní konzervace
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation (148)
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Ďurovič Michal doc. Dr. Ing.
Demnerová Kateřina prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N148003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (11.01.2018)
The subject deals with the preventive conservation (preventive care) of artefacts collection. Students will be acquainted with selected materials and causes of their decay, with appropriate conditions for their long-term storage and ways to achieve them, the issue of exhibiting, protection against theft and fire, as well as the principles of disaster planning.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (11.01.2018)

Students will able to:

  • use basic information about preventive care for cultural heritage objects that are stored in museums, galleries, libraries and archives
  • apply the acquired knowledge of principles of preventive conservation principles in practice
Literature -
Last update: Drábková Klára Ing. Ph.D. (25.03.2021)

Thomson G.: The Museum Environment. John Wiley & Sons 1995.

Ďurovič M.a kol.: Restaurování a konzervování archiválií a knih. Paseka, 2002.

Kolektiv: Preventivní ochrana sbírkových předmětů. Národní muzeum Praha, 2001.

Mitchell, Ch. J. McNamara: Cultural Heritage Microbiology: Fundamental Studies in Conservation Science, 2010, ISBN: 9781555814762.

Šilhánková L., Mikrobiologie pro potravináře a biotechnology, Victoria Publishing, 1995,

ISBN: 80-85605-71-6.

Roy, Ashok, Smith, Perry (edit.): Preventive conservation practice, theory and research. The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, London, 1994.

Hatchfield, Pamela B. Pollutants in the Museum Environment. London: Archetype Publications; 2002; ISBN: 1-873132-96-4.

Tétreault, Jean. Airborne Pollutants in Museums, Galleries, and Archives: Risk Assessment, Control Strategies, and Preservation Management. Ottawa: Canadian Conservation Institute; 2003;

ISBN: 0-662-34059-0.

Learning resources -
Last update: Ďurovič Michal doc. Dr. Ing. (22.02.2018)

Materials are available at the teacher.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (11.01.2018)

The written exam (60 min).

Syllabus -
Last update: Drábková Klára Ing. Ph.D. (25.03.2021)

1. Characterization of materials of collection items and causes of the decay.

2. Recommended climatic conditions in the repositories.

3. Monitoring of climatic parameters in the repositories.

4. Methods of of regulating climate parameters in the repositories.

5. Gaseous pollutants, monitoring and protection against them.

6. Dust and aerosols and protection against them.

7. Exhibiting the collection.

8. Protection of collection items against theft.

9.Protection of collection items before the fire.

10.Disaster planning.

11. Introduction to microbiology, basic characteristics of important groups of microorganisms.

12. Principles of cultivation and isolation of microorganisms, microbiological monitoring of the environment.

13. Microbiological damage to collection objects, disinfection, health risks caused by microorganisms.

14. Biological damage, prevention, deratization and disinfestation.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Ďurovič Michal doc. Dr. Ing. (22.02.2018)


Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Kučerová Irena Ing. Ph.D. (11.03.2018)

Předmět je zakončen písemnou zkouškou (60 minutovým testem). Podmínkou pro získání známky je úspěšné absolvování tohoto testu.

Studenti se na zkoušku přihlašují přes SIS.

Studentovi, který není v SISu zapsán, nebude umožněno zkoušku vykonat.

Student, který se ze SISu neodhlásí a na zkoušku se nedostaví, obdrží známku "F". Na mailové a telefonické omluvy nebude brán zřetel.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
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