Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2018-11-16

Técnicas de expresión en un idioma moderno
Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales (2018-2019)

unit 1 unit 2 unit 3 unit 4 unit 5 unit 6 unit 7 unit 8 unit 9 unit 10 unit 11 unit 12

Week 1

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Welcome Day

Mon., 24 Sept.

PROLOGUE 0.1
Language learning

Wed., 26 Sept. Seven concepts of natural language learning

Steve Kaufmann: Seven concepts of natural language learning (2009) (PDF).
Steve Kaufmann on learning languages ► 4:38 (2007 video) (transcript).

Week 2

PROLOGUE 0.2
Quantity and quality

Mon., 1 Oct. Girl learns to dance in a year

Herbert Lui: Why quantity should be your priority (2013) (PDF).
Girl learns to dance in a year ► 1:50 (2013 video).
Trond Egil Toft: Better learning through handwriting (2012) (PDF).

TOPIC 1.1
Conservation and restoration

Wed., 3 Oct. Conservation and restoration

Assignment 1.
Intro to art conservation ► 10:49 (2014 video) (transcript).

Week 3

TOPIC 1.2
Professional communication

Mon., 8 Oct. Principles of communication

Kasia Mikoluk: Principles of communication: seven pillars of business communication (2013) (PDF).

TOPIC 2.1
Archaeological sites

Wed., 10 Oct. Archaeological sites

Assignment 2.
What is archaeology: understanding the archaeological record ► 6:45 (2017 video) (transcript).

Introducing oneself in public.

Week 4

TOPIC 2.2
Commercial correspondence

Mon., 15 Oct. How to write a business letter that gets results

Writing business letters in English (useful phrases and vocabulary) (PDF).
Dustin Wax: How to write a business letter that gets results (2008) (PDF).

TOPIC 3.1
Museums and collections

Wed., 17 Oct. Denver Art Museum

Assignment 3.
A day in the life: museum curator ► 6:35 (2013 video) (transcript).

Week 5

TOPIC 3.2
Email etiquette

Mon., 22 Oct. Email etiquette

The dos and don'ts of e-mail etiquette ► 8:34 (2012 video) (transcript).
Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs: Eighteen etiquette tips for e-mailing your professor (2010) (PDF).

TOPIC 4.1
Art market

Wed., 24 Oct. Roy Lichtenstein: Alright (1964)

Assignment 4.
Making art and making money ► 5:56 (2012 video) (transcript).

One-minute talks: from the videos.

Week 6

TOPIC 4.2
Telephoning

Mon., 29 Oct. Telephone

Telephone (useful phrases and vocabulary) (PDF).
Phone etiquette training ► 7:22 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 5.1
Ethics and aesthetics

Wed., 31 Oct. Ken Perenyi

Assignment 5.
Art forgery ► 9:27 (2013 video) (transcript).
Trafficking antiquities, from temple to museum ► 2:08 (2014 video) (transcript).
On ISIS destruction: human history "is permanent" ► 2:01 (2015 video) (transcript).

Week 7

TOPIC 5.2
Presentation skills (I)

Mon., 5 Nov. How to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation

How to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation ► 2:01 (2008 video).
Chris Thomas: Five memorable key steps to ensure a good presentation ► 6:21 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 6.1
Agents of deterioration

Wed., 7 Nov. Rose Wachsmuth

Assignment 6.
Preventive conservation intern blog: Hanwell system ► 3:52 (2013 video) (transcript).
Preventive conservation intern: Monitoring the stores ► 3:22 (2013 video) (transcript).

One-minute talks: free topic.

Week 8

TOPIC 6.2
Presentation skills (II)

Mon., 12 Nov. Present like Steve Jobs

Donald Clark: Presentations (1998-2011).
Present like Steve Jobs ► 6:54 (2008 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 7.1
Architecture

Wed., 14 Nov. Architecture conservation

Assignment 7.
Architectural conservation ► 6:36 (2017 video) (transcript).
Mohga E.Embaby: Heritage conservation and architectural education: "An educational methodology for design studios" (2014).

Week 9

TOPIC 7.2
Scientific writing

Mon., 19 Nov. Leonardo da Pisa (Fibonacci): Liber Abaci (1202)

Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

Group presentations
(5 min each student).

TOPIC 8.1
Easel paintings

Wed., 21 Nov. Sebastiano Mainardi's altarpiece

Assignment 8.
Conservation of a Renaissance work by Sebastiano Mainardi ► 9:17 (2007 video) (transcript).

Group presentations.

Week 10

TOPIC 8.2
Meeting

Mon., 26 Nov. How to run a meeting

How to run a meeting ►3:42 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 9.1
Wall paintings

Wed., 28 Nov. Topic 9

Assignment 9.
Laser cleaning of a wall painting from Byzantine Egypt ► 9:59 (2018 video) (transcript).

Week 11

TOPIC 9.2
Networking

Mon., 3 Dec. Business networking

Seven tips for effective networking ► 9:24 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 10.1
Book and paper

Wed., 5 Dec. Topic 10

Assignment 10.

Week 12

TOPIC 10.2
Personal brand

Mon., 10 Dec. Personal brand

Five easy steps to create your personal brand ► 4:11 (2013 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 11.1
Sculpture

Wed., 12 Dec. Topic 11

Assignment 11.

Week 13

TOPIC 11.2
Job application

Mon., 17 Dec. Europass: Curriculum Vitae

Europass: Curriculum Vitae (2002-2014).
How to write a great resume and cover letter ► 2:44 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 12.1
Decorative arts

Wed., 19 Dec. Topic 12

Assignment 12.

Week 14

TOPIC 12.2
Job interview

Mon., 7 Jan. Job interview

Paul Michael: How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions (2007-2013) (PDF).
Interview dos and don'ts ► 4:15 (2007 video) (transcript).

CONCLUSION

Wed., 9 Jan.

Week 15

REVIEW

Mon., 14 Jan.

REVIEW

Wed., 16 Jan.