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November 25th, 2013

Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division

Pre-Colombian Dog, Glenn Gates, Walters Art Museum

Pre-Colombian Dog, Glenn Gates, Walters Art Museum

Mission statement: 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.

 

Division Chair

Glenn Gates

Conservation Scientist
Walters Art Museum 
600 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

ggates@thewalters.org
Phone: (410) 547-9000 ext. 365 

 

 

 

Vice Chair

Pamela B. Vandiver

Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Engr. 

Co-Director, Program in Heritage Conservation Science

University of Arizona

1235 E. James E. Rogers Way
Tucson, AZ 85721-0012
vandiver@mse.arizona.edu

Phone: (520)-400-2270

 

Secretary

Darryl Butt

Distinguished Professor

Boise State University

1910 University Dr.

MS 2090, Materials Science

Boise, ID 83725-2090

darrylbutt@boisestate.edu

Phone: (208)426-1054

 

Treasurer

John McCloy

Associate Professor

Washington State University

1700 NW Canyon View Dr.

Pullman, WA 99163

john.mccloy@wsu.edu

Phone: (509)372-4964

 

 

 

Trustee

Katherine Faber
Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Engr. 
Northwestern University
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

k-faber@northwestern.edu

Phone: (847) 491-2444

Chair of Nominations Committee

Lynnette Madsen

Program Director
National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 1065 DMR

Arlington, VA 22230-0002
lmadsen@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4936

 Attic Pottery, Marc Walton, Getty Conservation Institute

Attic Pottery, Marc Walton, Getty Conservation Institute


Vision statement
: 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.), to attract and train the future workforce in this area, to stimulate interest and foster interactions in this area, to reconstruct older ceramic technologies, and to improve the press and general public’s understanding and appreciation of ACerS and professional societies in general, as well as ceramists and ceramics (both artistic and industrial).

 

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AACS Rules & Reports   

Original Design/Art Division Rules from 1954, revised in 2000

 

New Rules for AACS, March 2013 

 

AACS Annual Report 2012-2013

 

Meetings  

5th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC5)
Aug. 17-21, 2014, China


MS&T’14: Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exhibition, combined with ACerS 116th Annual Meeting

October 12-16, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Take note of the all-day symposium on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 on cultural heritage at MS&T’14! It’s titled Understanding the Engineering Design of Art Objects and Cultural Heritage, organized by AACS members: 

Glenn Gates, Walters Art Museum
Bruce Kaiser, Bruker Elemental
Pamela Vandiver, University of Arizona
Carlo Pantano, Penn State University
Nicholas P. Bigelow, University of Rochester

 

The symposium focuses on the intersection of art with science and engineering, specifically highlighting the latest approaches in reverse engineering the materials associated with art, archaeology and cultural heritage, including pigments, ceramics, glass, and metals. Emphasis will be placed on various approaches to replication studies intended to better understand the fabrication of art objects or to develop the next generation of materials for art conservation and cultural heritage preservation. The symposium will feature scientific research funded by the National Science Foundation and is sponsored by the ACerS Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division.

 

You can click on the link above to see the many interesting presentations that will be given during the symposium. Please plan to attend if you can. For those not planning to attend the full MS&T meeting, you can get a one day registration instead.

 

During the lunch break on Wednesday, the AACS Division will hold its annual business meeting from 12:00 – 1:00, so plan to attend that to get an update on Division plans, including the May 2015 AACS workshop in Miami, FL.

 

 

All ACerS Meetings

 

ACerS Publications and Other Reports of Interest   

All ACerS Publications

2009 NSF and Andrew W. Mellon Workshop Report


African Ceramics


Gayagama Kiln Build


Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History


Museum Outreach


Nikos Rodios


Why National Science Foundation Funding — and Archaeology – Matters

 

The Mummy’s Face: Solving an Ancient Mystery

 

Sites of Interest   

Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics Ceramic Tech Today article (May 2014)


American Institute for Conservation
 

 

Institute of Conservation – Glass and Ceramics Group 

 

International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation: Glass and Ceramics

 

Society for Archaeological Sciences

 

Ceramics Arts Daily 

 

Ceramic Tech Today’s video and article (Feb. 2013) about this new division


Ceramic Tile and Glazing video

 

Corning Museum of Glass’s Research Dept. offers Glass Database

 

Glass Art Society

 

Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) 


NU-ACCESS Ceramics Tech Today article
(Feb. 2013)

 

Research Interests   

Analysis and Examination of Russian Enamel work: 1700CE-1917CE 

 

Athenian Pottery Research Project

 

Silver tarnish prevention using atomic layer deposited (ALD) ceramic barrier coatings (NSF Award DMR1041803) 

 

Funding Opportunities   

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training 

 

Digging into Data Challenge 


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 


Kress Foundation 


Henry Luce Foundation 


Getty Foundation 

 

National Science Foundation Archaeology and Archaeometry Homepage

 

National Science Foundation Chemistry Division Homepage

 

National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research Homepage

 

Job Opportunities  

ACerS Job Board

 

University of Delaware: Art Conservation positions 

 

Washington, DC: Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute Fellowships and Internships

 

 


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