Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2020-10-04

Técnicas de expresión en un idioma moderno
Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales (2020-2021)

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., 5 Oct.

PROLOGUE 0.1
Language learning

Wed., 7 Oct. 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).

PROLOGUE 0.2
Quantity and quality

Wed., 7 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).

Week 2

HOLIDAY
Columbus Day

Mon., 12 Oct. Sebastiano del Piombo: Portrait of a Man, Said to Be Christopher Columbus (1519)

TOPIC 1.1
Conservation and restoration

Wed., 14 Oct. Conservation and restoration

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

TOPIC 1.2
Time management

Wed., 14 Oct. A short guide to managing your time

A short guide to managing your time ► 4:36 (2014 video) (transcript).
Time management top tips (2015).

Week 3

TOPIC 2.1
Archaeological sites

Mon., 19 Oct. Archaeological sites

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

Introducing oneself in public.

TOPIC 2.2
Commercial correspondence

Wed., 21 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).
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).

Week 4

TOPIC 3.1
Museums and collections

Mon., 26 Oct. Denver Art Museum

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

TOPIC 3.2
Presentation skills (I)

Wed., 28 Oct. 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).

Week 5

TOPIC 4.1
Art market

Mon., 2 Nov. Roy Lichtenstein: Alright (1964)

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

One-minute talks: from the videos.

TOPIC 4.2
Presentation skills (II)

Wed., 4 Nov. Present like Steve Jobs

Donald Clark: Presentations (1998-2015).
Present like Steve Jobs ► 6:54 (2008 video) (transcript).

Week 6

TOPIC 5.1
Ethics and aesthetics

Mon., 9 Nov. Ken Perenyi

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

TOPIC 5.2
Library

Wed., 11 Nov. Library

Should I be using Google or the library resources for a paper? ► 1:40 (2013 video) (transcript).
Universal Decimal Classification summary.
Google Scholar.

Week 7

TOPIC 6.1
Agents of deterioration

Mon., 16 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.

TOPIC 6.2
Documentation

Wed., 18 Nov. Introduction to citations

Introduction to citations ► 4:38 (2018 video) (transcript).
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
Manual de estilo Chicago Deusto (PDF).
American Psychological Association: APA Style.
Interactive APA (OWLL, Massey University).
Estilo APA (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidad de Alicante).

Week 8

TOPIC 7.1
Architecture

Mon., 23 Nov. Architecture conservation

Assignment 7.
Architectural conservation ► 6:36 (2017 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 7.2
Plagiarism

Wed., 25 Nov. Plagiarism

Plagiarism: Lesson one ► 5:54 (2016 video) (transcript).

Group presentations
(5 min each student).

Week 9

TOPIC 8.1
Easel paintings

Mon., 30 Nov. Sebastiano Mainardi's altarpiece

Assignment 8.
Conservation of a Renaissance work by Sebastiano Mainardi ► 9:17 (2007 video) (transcript).
Tia Ghose: Why this viral painting-restoration video gives experts the chills (2017). (Watch the video ► 1:15.)

Group presentations.

TOPIC 8.2
Creativity

Wed., 2 Dec. The secret to creativity

The secret to creativity ► 5:08 (2016 video) (transcript).

Group presentations.

Week 10

HOLIDAY
Constitution Day

Mon., 7 Dec. Primera página de la Constitución Española de 1978

TOPIC 9.1
Wall paintings

Wed., 9 Dec. Topic 9

Assignment 9.
Laser cleaning of a wall painting from Byzantine Egypt ► 9:59 (2018 video) (transcript).
Zhimin Li et al.: A scientific study of the pigments in the wall paintings at Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet, China (2014).

Group presentations.

TOPIC 9.2
Outlining

Wed., 9 Dec. Ryan Holiday: How to write a book

How to write a book: from research to writing to editing to publishing, by Ryan Holiday ► 5:42 (2016 video) (transcript).
Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

Week 11

TOPIC 10.1
Book and paper

Mon., 14 Dec. Topic 10

Assignment 10.
Conserving Old Master drawings: a balancing act ► 4:10 (2010 video) (transcript).
Photography restoration: old photograph restored ► 7:58 (2011 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 10.2
Drafting and editing

Wed., 16 Dec. Drafting and revising

Purdue OWL vidcast: Drafting and revising ► 5:30 (2018 video) (transcript).

Week 12

HOLIDAY

Mon., 4 Jan.

HOLIDAY
Epiphany

Wed., 6 Jan. Giotto: Adoration of the Magi (c. 1305)

Week 13

TOPIC 11.1
Sculpture

Mon., 11 Jan. Topic 11

Assignment 11.
After the fall: the conservation of Tullio Lombardo's Adam ► 7:54 (2014 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 11.2
Job application

Wed., 13 Jan. Europass: Curriculum Vitae

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

Week 14

TOPIC 12.1
Decorative arts

Mon., 18 Jan. Topic 12

Assignment 12.
Royal Collection Trust: Restoring porcelain, part 5 ► 7:41 (2013 video) (transcript).
Conservation of sculpture and decorative arts ► 5:17 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 12.2
Job interview

Mon., 18 Jan. Job interview

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

Vocabulary test.