KONS4070 - University of Oslo Summer School in Conservation of Theatre Sceneries
The course provides theoretical and practical experience in the documentation, investigation and treatment of theatre sceneries as well as how to communicate conservation to the broader public.
You will be introduced to data management, common and more advanced investigation techniques, methods of structural intervention and cleaning, and communication techniques.
In this course, you will develop knowledge and understanding of project management and conservation of large matt-painted canvases on stretchers as well as how to communicate conservation to a broader public.
When you have completed this course you will:
- have gained an understanding of the technology and materials used in matt-paint/glue-bound paint and their support
- be able to manage large amounts of data using data management systems
- be able to apply a hierarchy of diagnostic methods to explain and document the types, causes and extent of various structural damages
- be able to propose, discuss and carry out conservation actions on matt-painted objects
- be able to evaluate progress and adapt your approach when required
- have the ability to communicate knowledge about the original materials and conservation actions by oral, written and digital means
- have the ability to collaborate in diverse cultural groups
To apply for this course students must register themselves in Studentweb.
I alt kan det tas opp 2 masterstudenter på dette emnet, én fra studieretningen maleri og én fra studieretningen gjenstand. Studenter som tidligere har deltatt på emnet, kan ikke søke.
Kandidatene blir valgt ut fra følgende kriterier:
1. Karakterer fra 80-gruppen på bachelor
2. Karakterer fra 40-gruppen på bachelor
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Requires 60-ECTS in conservation subjects, and candidates must be enrolled to the Master Program in Conservation at the University of Oslo or one of the collaborating Universities.
A good ability to read and understand English is required for this course.
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with KONS2070 - University of Oslo Summer School in Conservation of Theatre Sceneries.
The Summer School in Conservation of Theatre Sceneries is an intensive course consisting of both individual learning through on-line lectures and collaborative learning on-site.
Students are expected to have read the literature and worked through the on-line lectures before the practical part of the course commences. During the two week practical course students will work in diverse cultural groups and carry out under guidance the investigation, documentation and conservation of a selection of theatre sceneries. In addition to the practical work, the course includes lectures, demonstrations and seminars. Seminars are informal and lively discussion is encouraged. Furthermore students are required to communicate the project to a larger public by means of social media and oral presentation.
The two week on-site practical teaching takes place in either June or August in Halden. In 2012 it will take place from 5 to 18 of August.
The course uses Fronter as its learning environment for sharing teaching resources, communication between student and course leaders, a forum for student participation and hand-in of the examination report.
Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
A group exercise consisting of writing up the work accomplished during the two week practical in the format of a conservation report. The exam is to be handed in six weeks after the practical teaching has taken place.
It is generally possible to submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Students can request a clarification of their assigned grade within a week of receiving their grade. The request for clarification is to be sent to email@example.com This message must contain a return email address and telephone number. The examiner can choose to deliver the clarification for the assigned grade either in writing or orally.
Students can also appeal against their grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students on a particular course to participate in a more comprehensive, periodic evaluation of this course.
For KONS2070 and KONS4070:
Total number of places: 16
Minimum number of students: 8