Techniques of Preservation and Conservation of Painting I

10 ECTS / Semestral / English, Portuguese

This discipline aims to introduce students on the conservation and restoration of easel canvas paintings. It seeks to approach materials and techniques used on painting, from the primary support to the superficial layers, throughout times. It is focused on the comprehension of material behavior and its degradation, relating signs of deterioration with respective causes, training diagnosis competences; on the learning of treatment options for structural and superficial problems, by designing and applying intervention methodologies. Its last aim is to capacitate students with the necessary skills for technical documentation and written condition report.