Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Rocco Mazzeo

  • Crediti formativi 6

  • SSD CHIM/12

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Materiale didattico

    AMS Campus

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 06/10/2017 al 20/12/2017

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student will be acknowledged about the chemical constitution and degradation behaviors of different heritage and restoration materials such as paintings (pigments, binding media, varnishes), metal/alloys and restoration materials (consolidants, fillers, protective coatings).


PAINTINGS and PIGMENTS: optical and chemical properties, pigment classification

BINDING MEDIA: physical, optical and chemical properties. Historical use. Proteins, glues, egg, casein, milk, polysaccharides, drying oils, modern synthetic binders.

SOLVENTS and SOLUTIONS: solubilisation processes, mechanisms, concept of solubility, solvent power, other properties of solvents (vapour pressure, boiling point, volatility, retention, surface tension, etc.)

CLEANING AGENTS and SYSTEMS: claasification of most common solvents, reactive solvents, enzymes, bacteria, ion exchange resins, laser cleaning, emulsion and surfactants, resin soaps, solvent gels.

VARINSHES, ADHESIVES, CONSOLIDANTS, FILLERS: natural resins, synthetic resins, waxes, versishes and protective coatings, adhesives, consolidants and fillers.

METALS and ALLOYS: constitution, production technologies, deterioration and conservation-restoration


Transparences and course notes

M. Matteini, R. Mazzeo, A. Moles; Chemistry for restoration. Paintings and restoration materials. Nardini Editore, Firenze, 2016.

D.A.Scott, Metallography and microstructure of ancient and historic metals, The J.P. Getty Trust, Singapore, 1991.


Metodi didattici

  • Courses and seminars providing a basic understanding of chemistry for restoration as well as new approaches in conservation science.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Oral examination: the examination consists of questions concerning the course programme as developed during the classroom lectures. At the end the teacher assigns a score (from 18/18 to a max of 30/30 cum laude) that reflects student's degree of preparation.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Computer projector, PC, overhead projector.

Students are allowed to have access to the reserarch laboratory of the teacher provided that are accompained by him.

Link ad altre eventuali informazioni


Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Rocco Mazzeo