The subject gives attention to the scientific, technical and industrial heritage in the Hispanic world -preferably in Spain and Latin America-. 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 in the Hispanic world. Historical basis: methodology, documentary models.
-Session 1 - History, method, concepts: introduction to the history of science and technology: Spain and Latin America.
-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 in the Hispanic world.
-Session 1 - Engineering: history and heritage (I)
-Session 2 - Engineering: history and heritage (II)
-Session 3 - Transportation: public works and telecommunications
-Session 4 - Practical Session: The Academies of Engineering and Industrial Heritage: Industrial Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering (19th and 20th centuries). Publications and congresses on Industrial heritage and history of engineering
-Session 5 - Practical Session: Technological heritage and new media: software and social networks
Block III: Scientific and technical heritage: Hispanic world.
-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.