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Architectural Materials Conservation: Philosophy Methods and Practice


This course introduces students to the practice and profession of architectural materials conservation. While the mainstay of the course will be focused on conservation methods and hands-on practice, students will begin with a broad overview of the history, theories, and philosophies that inform current conservation practice, including the consideration of interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. With the fundamental framework for conservation understood and in place, the course will move toward the practical and pragmatic aspects of conservation skills and methods used every day by the conservation practitioner including: site context, materials analysis, conditions assessment for weathering and decay processes, structural analysis, documentation/mapping, and conservation treatment design for intervention.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Spring, Summer
HSP3006 - 1MDS Online 6/2/14-7/26/14


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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