The subject gives attention to the scientific, technical and industrial heritage. It provides scientific and technical activity considering not only the research and teaching, but also industrial applications. An introduction to the history of science and technology is included, looking at, especially, the contemporary world and reviewed scientific collections, by comparing the model of cabinet with the virtual possibilities (Prof. Marcelo Frías). At the same time deals with the study of heritage response to the issues raised by engineering, especially telecommunication and industrial, and its presence in the public works and transport, as well as new computer applications (Prof. Emilio Olías). The characteristics of scientific collections and their classification criteria of conservation and restoration of collections, within the framework of the work of the Cultural Heritage Institute of Spain and the guidelines followed by Corps Upper Scientific of Conservative of Heritage (Prof. María José Suárez) are also studied.
Block I: History of science and technology. Historical basis: methodology, documentary models.
-Session 1 - History, method, concepts: introduction to the history of science and technology.
-Session 2 - Scientific collections: Cabinet model.
-Session 3 - Documentary sources: the virtual possibilities.
-Session 4 and 5 ¿ Practical Session: Original or replica on the scientific heritage? Debate. Process of reproduction and product obtained - fossils, rocks and minerals-.
Block II: Industrial heritage
-Session 1 - Engineering: history and heritage
-Session 2 - Transportation: public works and telecommunications
-Session 3 - The Academies of Engineering and Industrial Heritage in Spain: Industrial Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering (19th and 20th centuries)
-Session 4 and 5 - Practical Session: Publications congresses on international heritage and history of engineering. As heritage software: the software is manufactured. Explanation with examples.
Block III: Scientific and technical heritage
-Session 1 - Legal status. Classification. Scientific principle. Scientific collections and museums.
-Session 2 - Conservation and restoration of collections. Methodology. Criteria of preventive conservation, intervention, exposure, transportation and storage.
-Session 3 - Types of museums and collections: astronomical, natural sciences, industrial.
-Session 4 and 5 - Practical Sessions: Data sheet catalogue. Study of real catalogues and museum pieces. Mounting an exhibition.