ACerS Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science Division

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 creations.

In 2020, the division provided a sponsorship to help produce the University of Utah's materials science podcasts co-created by Professor Taylor Sparks, student moderator, Andrew Falkowski, and student audio technician Jared Duffy. The Materialism Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of materials science. Click on the icon below to listen to one of the many interesting episodes.

Access articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and International Journal of Applied Glass Science.

Contact our 2020-2021 AACS Division Officers.

View the Division’s annual reports and rules governing the division.

Recognizing an individual(s), who has made outstanding contributions to materials science applied to art, archaeology, architecture or cultural heritage.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering.

ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.

About The Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science Division

Learn how AACS can help your research and career.  Download and share the AACS flyer summarizing the Division’s benefits, mission and focused meetings.

What Does AACS Do?

AACS holds workshops on topics of interest to the conservation science and art communities. The division sponsors symposia at ACerS Annual Meeting in conjunction with MS&T and also participates in the PACRIM meetings.

Follow this link to learn more about the work AACS members conduct.

  • Other articles of Interest
  • Research Activities
  • Other institutions active in this area
  • Career opportunities

To learn more about the ceramic arts community, visit the Ceramic Arts Network page at this link.