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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Treatment and Conservation of Metal Surfaces - N106025
Title: Povrchové úpravy a konzervování kovů
Guaranteed by: Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering (106)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B106016
For type:  
Guarantor: Stoulil Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B106016
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Kouřil Milan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2006)
The subject deals with methods of surface treatment leading to protection, conservation and formation of decorative layers and coatings on objects made of metals and alloys. The lectures are focused especially on processes in conservation and restoration of metallic cultural heritage objects. The methods of surface treatment involve making of metallic, inorganic non-metallic and organic non-metallic coatings and diffusion layers. Students are acquainted with characterizing of surface properties such as chemical and phase composition, structure, and mechanical and corrosion properties of surface layers and coatings.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Stoulil Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.07.2013)

Students will able to:

Objectively evaluate necessary intervention and work maximally gently with respect to the historical artefact.

Recognize incorect (dangerous) standard preservation-restoration procedures and prevent irreversible damage of the artefact.

Transfer modern technologies into the preservation-restoration practice.

Literature -
Last update: Stoulil Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.07.2013)

R:Nikitin M. K., Melnikova E. P.: Chemie v konzervátorské a restaurátorské praxi, MU Brno, 2003, 8021030623.

R:Selwyn, L.: Metals and corrosion: a handbook for the conservation professional. 1st ed. Canada.: Canadian Conservation Institute, 2004, 0662379845.

A:Watkinson D: Preservation of Metallic Cultural Heritage, in Shreirs Corrosion, Elsevier, Oxford, 2010, 9780444527875.

A:Hughes R., Rowe M. The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals, Watson-Guptill Publications:New York, 1991, 9780823007622.

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ106 (30.07.2013)

Págo a kol.: Základy muzejní konzervace, Moravské muzeum, Brno 1989

Bartl D.O., Mudroch O.: Technologie chemických a elektrochemických povrchových úprav, SNTL 1957

Roneš J., Jaroš M.: Chemická úprava neležezných kovů, SNTL 1958

Stambolov T.: Koroze a konzervace kovových památek a uměleckých děl, Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science Amsterdam, 1985

Čupr V.,Pelikán J.B.: Základy konzervace kovů v muzeích, Národní muzeum, Praha, 1963

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ106 (16.08.2013)

1. Surface treatment: basic terms and systematics.

2. Naturally formed surface layers and their properties.

3. Ancient processes of surface treatment.

4. Preliminary surface treatment.

5. Metallic coatings: technology of deposition and properties.

6. Inorganic non-metallic coatings: technology of deposition and properties.

7. Methods of artificial patina making.

8. Organic non-metallic coatings: technology of deposition and properties.

9. Decorative surface treatment.

10. Chemical and phase analysis of surface layers.

11. Methods of characterization of protective coatings and layers.

12. Conservation: cleaning and stabilization of metals.

13. Methods of conservation and restoration of metallic objects.

14. Preventive conservation of metals.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ106 (16.08.2013)

Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Corrosion for Conservators

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Oral examination 90