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View "Start Here" modules; View Lecture 1: Introduction to course goals and topics; Begin Introductory Required Readings (to be completed before viewing Lecture 5)

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 2: Introduction to theory and method of using science to detect art forgeries

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 3: The science of stone; Begin Case 1: The Getty Kouros

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 4: Methods for studying stone

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 5: Research and experimental design

 

 

 

 

 

Do on-line Geology Tutorial on Minerals and Rocks (no written report required)

 

 

 

 

 

Study on-line glossary of stone deterioration terminology; Observe and study stone object outdoors or in museum

 

 

 

 

Submit stone project written assignment

 

 

 

 

 

Explore R. I. T. Virtual Lab -- Getty Kouros section

 

 

 

 

 

Complete and submit Case 1 (Getty Kouros) written report

 

 

 

 

 

Exam #1 Week (Lectures 1-5 plus material from Case #1 and from the Geology Tutorial and Stone Project

Check your individual Exam Scheduler from UD Online for specific days and times when your exm will be available and to identify where you go to take the exam: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/start/exams.html

Make-up exams can only be taken in place of a scheduled time if you have a doctor's note indicating you were too ill to take the test on time.

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 6: Textile science and the Shroud; Begin Case 2: The Shroud of Turin

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 7: Radiocarbon dating

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 8: Particle microscopy

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 9: Pollen analysis

 

 

 

 

 

Explore R.I.T. Virtual Lab -- Shroud of Turin section

 

 

 

 

 

Do on-line tutorial on Colorimetry
(No written report required)

 

 

 

 

 

Finish Case 2 required readings, draft written report

 

 

 

 

 

Complete and submit Case 2 (Shroud of Turin) written report

 

 

 

 

 

Exam #2 Week (Lectures 6-9 plus material from Case #2 and from the Colorimetry Tutorial)

Check your individual Exam Scheduler from UD Online for specific days and times when your exm will be available and to identify where you go to take the exam: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/start/exams.html

Make-up exams can only be taken in place of a scheduled time if you have a doctor's note indicating you were too ill to take the test on time.

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 10: Science and the study of paintings; Begin Case 3: The Han van Meegeren trial and the 'Vermeer' paintings; View Video: "van Meegeren's Faked Vermeers"

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 11: X-radiography, alpha radiation

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 12: Elemental analysis of pigments

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 13: Binding Media Analysis

     
    Explore R.I.T. Virtual Lab -- van Meegeren section

 

 

 

 

 

View Lecture 14: Conclusion: Final thoughts on science and the detection of art forgeries

 

 

 

 

 

Complete and submit Case 3 (Han van Meegeren) written report

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exam Week (Lectures 10-14, plus material from Case #3)

Check your individual Exam Scheduler from UD Online for specific days and times when your exm will be available and to identify where you go to take the exam: http://www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline/start/exams.html

Make-up exams can only be taken in place of a scheduled time if you have a doctor's note indicating you were too ill to take the test on time.