ACerS Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division
|Mission & Vision Statements|
Our Mission: To advance the scientific understanding of the materials found in ceramic art, and to provide information that aids in the interpretation, and preservation of traditional ceramic art and artifacts, as well as the techniques and technologies used in their creation.
Our Vision: To help ACerS members better appreciate the artistic side of ceramics and to work cooperatively with others in the field (e.g., craftspeople, historians, archaeologists, curators, conservators, conservation scientists, etc.)…click here to view the entire vision statement.
As a service to the members of the Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and the International Journal of Applied Glass Science that are relevant to the science industry. The articles will be unlocked until March 31, 2018. After that time, ACerS members can access these articles by logging in to www.ceramics.org.
Iridescence in Ancient Glass: A Morphological and Chemical Investigation
Emami, Mohammadamin; Nekouei, Safiyeh; Ahmadi, Hossein; Pritzel, Christian; Trettin, Reinhard; Mehta, Apurva
Reverse Engineering Ancient Greek Ceramics: Morphological and Spectral Characterization of Replicates
High-pressure behavior and P-induced phase transition of CaB3O4(OH)3·H2O (colemanite)
Lotti, Paolo; Gatta, Giacomo Diego; Comboni, Davide; Guastella, Giorgio; Merlini, Marco; Guastoni, Alessandro; Lierman, Hanns-Peter
High-pressure behavior of (Cs,K)Al4Be5B11O28(londonite): A single-crystal synchrotron diffraction study up to 26 GPa
Gatta, Giacomo Diego; Lotti, Paolo; Comboni, Davide; Merlini, Marco; Vignola, Pietro; Lierman, Hanns-Peter
Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division of ACerS Workshop; December 11-15, 2017
The AACS Division recently hosted a group of six science and engineering graduate students/post-docs at several Washington, D.C. venues and at the University of Maryland to experience science applied to cultural heritage. The attendees participated in lectures in the morning, followed by applications/demonstrations or hands-on activities in the afternoon. This five day experience included visiting the National Museum of the American Indian – Cultural Resources Center (NMAI-CRC), the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the University of Maryland’s Surface and X-Ray Analysis Center, the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian’s Freer | Sackler Galleries.
Chair: John McCloy | Washington State University | Ph: (509) 372-4964
Vice Chair: Blythe McCarthy | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery | Ph: (202) 633-0372
Secretary: Patricia Marie McGuiggan | Johns Hopkins University
Treasurer: Glenn Gates| Walters Art Museum
Trustee: Ed Fuller | North Carolina State University | Ph: (919) 933-9704
Chair of Nominations Committee (Past Chair): Darryl Butt | University of Utah
ACerS Board of Directors Division Liaison: Doreen Edwards | Rochester Institute of Technology
President’s Council of Student Advisors Delegate: Annie Brenner | Purdue University
|Division Rules and Reports|
AACS Annual Report 2014-2015AACS Annual Report 2014-2015
|Publications and Articles|
|Sites for Exploration|
Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics Ceramic Tech Today article (May 2014)
Institute of Conservation – Glass and Ceramics Group
International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation: Glass and Ceramics
Ceramic Tech Today’s video and article (Feb. 2013) about this new division
NU-ACCESS Ceramic Tech Today article (Feb. 2013)
Rakow Grant for Glass Research, sponsored by the Corning Museum of Glass. February 1 deadline.