Subject: Collection care
Course: Fundamentals of collections care
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 quarter
Status: compulsory course
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of seminar
Prerequisite: -
Assessment: written report

Course description:
introduction, basic principles of  material culture protection – ethics, profession and organization of  preventive care -  causes of detoriation I-II – crypto-clime and regulation I-II – light – air pollution I-II – preventive conservation – elements of preventive care in museum building and renovating program – museum security – conclusions

Course objective:
Acquire basic knowledge about causes of detoriation and their prevention. Acquire basic knowledge about the prevention conservation of museum objects. Enable the student for the cooperation with specialists of different profiles.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. A Code of Ethics for Conservators, Museum News, March/April 1980:28-34.
2. Feilden, B.M. Uvod u konzerviranje kulturnog nasljeđa, Zagreb, 1981.
3. Osnove zaštite i izlaganja muzejskih zbirki, MDC, Zagreb, 1993.
4. Thomson, G. Museum Environment, (I. dio), London, 1978.

Additional reading list:
1. Thompson, J.M.A. (Edit) Manual of Curatorship, London, 1984.
2. Knell, S. (Edit.) Care of Collections, London, 1994.
3. Svjetlo u muzejima, Informatica Museologica, 1-2 (1978) 72-107.