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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Curricular Items

Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for fall 2017 review:

New Courses:
CNS 625 Technology and Conservation of Paintings III Laboratory. Prerequisite: CNS 623. Greater involvement with easel painting treatments to allow students to broaden their repertoire of skills, further develop acuity for recognizing condition problems, and strengthen visual connoisseurship. Offered annually, fall semester only.

CNS 635 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper III Laboratory. Prerequisites: CNS 630, CNS 631, CNS 632, and CNS 633. First advanced course in paper conservation that allows students to examine and treat a wider variety of media, paper, and conservation problems. Independent decision making and problem solving is encouraged. Short research projects are also possible. Offered annually, fall semester only.

Course Revisions:
CNS 612 Polarized Light Microscopy, Light, and Matter. Prerequisites: CNS 610 and CNS 611; Corequisite: CNS 613. Introduction to aspects of the elements of light, color, and optics as they pertain to polarized light microscopy in the field of art conservation; principles of optical microscopy; how light interacts with matter, especially as it applies to the appearance of art and cultural objects. Practice of laboratory applications related to treatment and analysis of works of art; focus on the use of polarized light microscopy and microchemical testing of materials found in works of art and cultural artifacts. Offered annually, spring semester only.

CNS 613 Polarized Light Microscopy, Light, and Matter Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 610 and CNS 611; Corequisite: CNS 612. Expansion of lectures from CNS 612 through practice of laboratory applications related to treatment and analysis of works of art; focus on the use of polarized light microscopy and microchemical testing of materials found in works of art and cultural artifacts. Offered annually, spring semester only.

CNS 624 Technology and Conservation of Paintings III. Prerequisite: CNS 622. Ethical and practical considerations to help students broaden their repertoire of skills and knowledge of materials as applied to paint consolidation, filling, tear mending, and acrylic dispersions. Topics include philosophical approaches to the cleaning of paintings and the design and construction of suction and vacuum hot tables. Offered annually, fall semester only.

CNS 626 Technology and Conservation of Paintings IV. Prerequisites: CNS 624 and CNS 625. Study of fakes and forgeries, history of cleaning controversies, structural treatment of panel paintings and conservation framing. Lab section includes a deeper involvement with easel painting treatments to help students broaden their repertoire of skills, further develop acuity for recognizing condition problems, and strengthen visual connoisseurship. Involved original research and materials analysis. Offered annually in the spring semester.

CNS 631 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper I Laboratory. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Art Conservation Department; Corequisite: CNS 630. Studio recreations of paper and the media found in art on paper using historical recipes and techniques; identification of media and sheets found in works of art on paper; rudimentary repairs on a variety of papers. Offered annually, fall semester only. 

CNS 632 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper II. Prerequisites: CNS 630 and CNS 631; Corequisite: CNS 633. History and theory of basic techniques in paper conservation (washing, de-acidification, neutralization, tape removal, lining, adhesives, compensation of losses, formats for storage, etc.); hands-on practice of these and other techniques on mock-ups. Offered annually, spring semester only.

CNS 633 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper II Laboratory. Prerequisites: CNS 630 and CNS 631; Corequisite: CNS 632. Treatment of the first project in paper conservation under close supervision of the faculty; a second project is assigned for examination and documentation. Offered annually, spring semester only.

CNS 634 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper III. Prerequisites: CNS 630, CNS 631, CNS 632, and CNS 633. First advanced lecture/seminar course in paper conservation that allows students to discuss a close reading of a variety of recent literature in conservation, the history of conservation, and published science in conservation. Students criticize historical and new literature about conservation and treatment, and apply this criticism to their own writing and treatment strategies. Includes assessment of recent technical essays in catalogs written by conservators for a broad audience. Offered annually, fall semester only.

CNS 636 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper IV. Prerequisites: CNS 634 and CNS 635. Final in the series of treatment courses for the paper conservation specialist, intended to allow students to examine and treat a wider variety of media, paper, and conservation problems. Independent decision making and problem solving are required. Short research projects are needed for each treatment. Students undertake independent technical studies of art objects. Offered annually, spring semester only.

CNS 640 Technology and Conservation of Objects I. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Art Conservation Department; Corequisite: CNS 641. Technology and material science of cultural objects composed of organics (wood, plant materials, animal materials including leather, bone, ivory, and non-cellular organics such as resins and coatings); changing attitudes toward these materials, and changes in the strategies of working these materials. Offered annually, fall semester only.

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