ECTS - New Methods in the Preservation of Artifacts

New Methods in the Preservation of Artifacts (ART280) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
New Methods in the Preservation of Artifacts ART280 Fall and Spring 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The methods used in the preservation and restoration of artifacts with written and visual materials and the importance of the use of technology in the field of conservation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • At the end of this course students; Examining the methods used in preserving the material and spiritual cultural assets that have evolved throughout the history, contribution of different professional disciplines to these studies, learn new methods, technical equipment and technological developments.
Course Content Description of general principles and assumptions about the preservation of the art work, protection of artifacts and materials and techniques used in this process

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the course and explaining the contents
2 Basic concepts of the conservation of artifacts
3 Principles for determining the values to be protected and assessment of the protection
4 Why and how we protect the artifacts
5 Interdisciplinary cooperation in conservation
6 Surveying techniques used for documenting artifacts and the use of new technologies in this field
7 Drawing and modeling techniques of computer programs used in documenting artifacts
8 Student presentations and discussion
9 Research and analysis methods used in the conservation of artifacts
10 Restoration methods used in the conservation of artifacts
11 Modern methods used in restoration - Cleaning and consolidation methods
12 Modern methods used in restoration – Advanced technology for packaging, transport and storage
13 Exhibition and presentation techniques of artifacts
14 Student presentations and discussion
15 Student presentations and discussion
16 Final assessment


Other Sources 1. Ahunbay, Z. (2004). Tarihi Çevre Koruma ve Restorasyon. İstanbul: Yem Yayınları.
2. Kuban, D. (2000). Tarihi Çevre Korumanın Mimarlık Boyutu: Kuram ve Uygulama. İstanbul: Yem Yayınları.
3. Zakar, L ve Eyüpgiller, K. K. (2015). Mimari Restorasyon Koruma Teknik ve Yöntemleri Restorasyon Uygulamalarında Kullanılan Çağdaş Yöntemler. İstanbul: Yem Yayınları.
4. IBB KUDEB Restorasyon Konservasyon Dergileri, İBB KUDEB Yayınları.
5. Getty Conservation Institute.
6. International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation 3 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 22 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles
4 Legal framework
5 Institutional and ethical values
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis
12 Life-long learning consciousness
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 3 3 9
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 3 4 12
Homework Assignments 3 7 21
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 100