Sorry for being late with this post but the last two weeks at the Iccrom SC17 course have been incredibly busy and demanding! We have moved from Mexico City to Chicanna’ (Campeche) on the 14th April to start the second phase of the course on site. Being in the middle of the jungle doesn’t help with internet connection; I have been trying to publish this post for many hours, not sure when I will succeed!
The fifth week was entirely dedicated to the fifth module on Organised Visual Observation (OVO) and the lectures were presented by Corrado Pedeli’. OVO is a combination of approaches, techniques, methodologies and tools that belong to other disciplines (e.g. Computer science, Infant learning, Cognitive sciences etc.) adapted for the Conservation field, in particular to be used for the Condition Assessment phase. The big challenge during the observation exercise was to be the most objective possible in order to make the visual examination repeatable. In addition to the assessment of the deterioration effects (with the help of tools such as photos, sketches and glossaries) we had to prepare in group a case study of a building section in the archeological site of Chicanna’, researching the deterioration causes and presenting them with tools such as diagrams (Ishikawa Diagram), which was, to be honest, a great challenge for me. I found OVO very interesting and I need to work more with it to fully appreciate its potentialities.
See you soon for the updating of week 6!
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