One Year Part-time Post Graduate Diploma in Preventive Conservation (PGDPC) 2017-18 COURSE OUTLINES

Name of the Course/Paper Course/Paper Outline *
1) Introduction to Preventive Conservation
  1. Definition
  2. Terminology
  3. Profession
  4. Functions of a Museum
  5. Roles of different professionals in a Museum
  6. Collection
  7. Ethics of Conservation
  8.  Interdisciplinary Nature of Conservation
2) Introduction to Museum Objects
  1. Types of Objects
    (i) Organic
    (ii) In-organic
    (iii) Composite
  2. Introduction to art objects
3) Museum Climate & Factors of Deterioration
  1. Micro & Macro Climate
  2. Museum Climate
    (i) Light
    (ii) Relative Humidity
    (iii) Temperature
    (iv) Pollution
  3. Types of Deterioration
    (i) Chemical
    (ii) Biological
    (iii) Physical
  4. Aggressors
    (i) Human Aggressors
    (ii) Natural Aggressors
  5. Vulnerability of Organic Objects
  6. Monitoring Museum Climate
4) Role of Documentation in Preventive Conservation
  1. Documentation System
  2. Photography of Museum Objects
  3. Different Elements of Documentation System
  4. Importance of Re-Organisation for Implementing Documentation System
  5. Importance of Documentation System for ImplementingPreventive Conservation Plan


5) Handling, Transportation and Packaging of Museum Objects
  1. Handling of Museum Objects
  2. Packaging
  3. Transportation
6) Museum Storage & Display
  1. Introduction to the Museum Storage
  2. Status of Museum Storage
  3. Re-organization of Museum Storage
  4. Different between Organization & Re-organization
  5. Difference between Deposit & Storage
7) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Risk & Disaster Management in Museums
  1. Components of IPM
  2. Types of Museum Pests
  3. Integrated Approach to control of Pests
  4. Measures for Controlling Pests
  5. Risk Management Process
    (i) Risk Identification
    (ii) Risk Analysis
    (iii) Risk Mitigation6
  6. Application of Risk Management in Cultural Field
  7. Types of Disaster
  8. Emergency Planning and Operation
  9. Primary Emergency Protection
    (i) Emergency Plan and its Execution
    (ii) Precaution after the Disaster
8) Final- Dissertation/Field Report

Subject to actual *  In collaboration with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage