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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4210 - Italy Wasn’t Built in a Day: Preservation of Cultural Heritage from the Macro to the Micro

Hours: 3
Studies cultural heritage from two disciplines: chemistry and sociology. Investigates which artifacts from Italy’s rich history are restored and maintained, how they do so, whose values are reflected, and how powerful scientific, social, relational, economic, environmental, and political forces influence preservation. With chemistry at a micro-level, how restoration labs go about their scientific work on, for example, entire cities, frescoes, sculpture, and architecture. With sociology at a macro-level, understanding the contemporary and historical context at each site, and what restorations means for culture and identity.