Teacher guide Art Conservation: STEM careers

TLF ID M019976

This is a unit of work about the scientific techniques and ethical considerations in art conservation and the occupations that exist in art conservation. The resource includes: An introduction with teacher notes, student tasks, embedded videos and links to other resources. Specific topics explored include what art conservators do; how do art and science link; and ethical issues and considerations when conserving art. The resource is a career resource written for both classroom teachers and career counsellors.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly useful resource for the year 9 and 10 Science curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions relating to how advances in science and technologies can significantly affect people's lives, including career opportunities. Task 2 and Task 4 of the resource are particularly relevant as they provide information and learning activities about the range of techniques used, the occupations involved in and ethical considerations around art conservation. The interview videos embedded in Task 2 are particularly useful for this.
  • The resource is also very useful for the year 9 and 10 Science curriculum, particularly the content descriptions referring to how the values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research. Task 4 and Task 5 which examine issues and considerations in conserving art and making choices when conserving art.
  • The resource is very useful for the years 7 and 8 Science curriculum, particularly the content descriptions referring to ethical considerations that science and technology solutions present. The section of the resource titled Task 4: considerations in conserving art and Task 5: Choosing art for conservation are very useful as they provide information and opportunity for students to consider the ethics of art conservation in a variety of situations.
  • The resource is also relevant to the Ethical Understanding general capability as it provides valuable learning opportunities that relate to reasoning in decision making and actions. The sections of the resource titled Task 4: considerations in conserving art  and Task 5: Choosing art for conservation are very useful as they provide information and opportunity for students to consider the ethics of art conservation in a variety of situations.
  • This is a very valuable source of information for the year 9 and 10 Work Studies curriculum particularly for the sub-strand career development and life design.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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