A five-days course in Multidisciplinary Research on Works of Art will be held at the Institute for the Study, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) on September 28th – October 2nd, 2015. The 30 hours course will comprise fifteen lectures accompanied by practical trainings dedicated to different methods of analysis of historical monuments and works of art like paintings, sculptures, paper, leather and parchment. It will provide 2 ECTS points. The language of the course will be English. The course is dedicated to:
- non-invasive and invasive techniques for examination of easel paintings and paint layers
- non-invasive and invasive examination of the works of art made of natural and artificial stone
- research on technology and techniques and authenticity of the works of art
- introduction to archeometric research on works of art on paper, leather and parchment supports
- lightfastness assessment – in the examination and conservation/restoration of works of art
- GPR technique for investigation of historic buildings
Students and graduates of conservation and restoration, archeology, architecture, biology, chemistry, cultural heritage management, geology, history of art, physics, materials science and engineering and of similar or relevant fields are welcomed to apply.
The course will take place at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.