Through the conservation and restoration of Sámi artefacts, the textile and artefact conservators-to-be become acquainted with the special features of Sámi objects. The materials of Sámi artefacts mostly come from nature, and the preservation and management of items made from organic material require cultural knowledge and knowledge on how to work the materials. Traditionally, Sámi objects have always been made for a purpose: for clothing or as practical objects. The diversity of Arctic nature shows, for example, as a rich handicrafts tradition. Especially the reindeer, which is used both in soft and hard handicrafts, is an important source of materials.
At the beginning of the course, the students will learn more about the history and the present of the Sámi and the origin of the Sámi Museum’s Collections. After this, they will examine the artefacts from the Sámi Museum, studying their condition and context or background information.
Co-operation with the Sami museum Siida
Safe working with old collections
The student has a lot of absences from the teaching sessions. Activity during the teaching sessions and learning assignments is unsatisfactory. The student should improve her/his group working abilities.
The capacity to formulate relevant problems associated with the work is limited and therefore the problem solving and ability to apply theoretical studies to a practical work need to be improved.
The student does not work independently and there is a lot of need for teacher’s further guidance. The student has not given a requisite amount of attention for the subject and the result of the course is unbalanced. The student needs to improve her/his skills and knowledge in many areas.
The student has taken part to all of the teaching sessions and learning assignments and the activity for the course is good. The student acts flexibly as a group member.
The studies proceed coherently. The student is able to understand the basic motifs of the course and is able to apply theoretical studies to a practical work. The reasoning of the rehearsal works is competent and the student understands causes and consequences of one's choice.
The student works independently but there is still need for teacher’s further guidance. The student has given a requisite amount of attention for the subject and the result of the course is balanced. The student has achieved a good level at her/his skills and knowledge
The course objectives have been achieved in a competent manner. Student has taken actively and constructively part to the teaching and learning assignments. Student’s function enhances group activities.
The student masters the motifs of the course and prerequisites and is able to apply theoretical studies to a practical work. The reasoning of the rehearsal works is professional and the student can validate causes and consequences of one's choice.
The student works independently enough. The student is able to master the whole of subject both in theory and practice. The student has achieved an excellent level at her/his skills and knowledge.