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What’s New in Ancient Glass Research

Sunday, May 17, 2015  |  8:30 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.  |  Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33131


Learn what’s new in ancient glass research at this one-day workshop.

The workshop focuses on a demonstration of the feasibility of the three techniques that have been proposed for the manufacture of Egyptian core vessels. Topics include: 

  • reconstructing knowledge of production events
  • reverse engineering ancient technologies
  • preserving objects and the behavioral knowledge of production, consumption and distribution that they encompass. 

Because their manufacture spans a long history and diverse Mediterranean geography, further object examination and analysis may reveal a more complex technological history than previously recognized. Join ACerS’ Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division, in conjunction with the American Institute for Conservation, for their one-day workshop (between the AIC annual meeting and GOMD-DGG 2015).    


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Coffee and welcome
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Introduction, Production Events and Processing Knowledge, and workshop trainee lottery
 9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Identification of Opacifying Crystalline Materials in Ancient Glasses, Aaron Shugar
10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.  Coffee break and in-room exhibition of core vessels 
10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Variation, trade and trace elements, Laure Dussubieux
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Nucleation and crystal growth in Chinese black glazed teawares: Song Dynasty Jian Hare’s fur and oil spot, Chandra Reedy. The drawing of workshop coupon will also take place.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Degradation and solving problems of storage and display, Stephen Koob
1:40 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Composition, manufacture and deterioration in early 19th century glass flute instruments by Claude Laurent, Lynn Brostoff
2:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Coffee break
2:40 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Egyptian core vessels, their analysis, and replication, Blythe McCarthy
3:20 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Core vessel workshop. Demonstration and participant practice by lottery winner.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division annual meeting reception at the Hilton Miami Downtown



 Click on the registration link below. Nonmembers will be prompted to create a New Visitor Registration. To register by phone, contact ACerS customer service at 240-646-7054 or toll free at 866-721-3322.

  On or before
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Attendee $150 $200



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