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Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramics Conservation 2019

Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramics Conservation 2019


icom-cc_glass-and-ceramics_cover_small.jpgFor the first time, two important international groups dedicated to the care, study, and understanding of the world’s ceramics and glass cultural heritage joined forces for a collaborative conference at the British Museum in London. The ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group and Icon’s Ceramics and Glass Group made an ideal partnership, and, together with conservators and staff of the British Museum, a truly collaborative conference was held in one of the United Kingdom’s premier institutions.

The joint conference between these two groups of ICOM-CC and Icon aimed to provide a forum where professionals in the field could gather, network with one another, and present their recent work in the conservation of glass and ceramics, thereby disseminating their research results to a large international audience. Many important topics were presented, including innovative applications of treatment approaches, new materials and technologies for conservation practice, and the implementation of new analytical and documentation tools.

Work on this conference and publication was inspiring and rewarding, demonstrating what is possible when two like-minded and dedicated groups join forces. We are confident that Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramics Conservation 2019 will become an important resource in our field going forward and will serve to motivate future collaboration and partnerships.

Lauren Fair
Objects Conservator and Affiliated Assistant Faculty, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, Delaware, USA
Coordinator, ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group

Dana Norris ACR
Ceramics and Glass Conservator, Watt and Norris Conservation, Oxford, UK
Co-Chair, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group​




Rachel C. Sabino and Michael W. Vannier
The Slice is Right: Medical Imaging for Authentication of West African Ceramics


Marian Schüch and Gerhard Eggert
Cracks as Curiosity: Replicating the Production of Historic Spiral-Crack-Glasses Based on Source Texts


Andrea Ceglia, Emma Anquinet, Ian Freestone, Isabelle Lecocq, Valerie Montens, Karin Nys, Mathilde Patin, Adeline Vanryckel, Hilde Wouters, and Wendy Meulebroeck
FENESTRA. 800 Years of Fenestration History: Flat Glass and Windows in Federal Scientific Institutes


Guus Verhaar, Norman H. Tennent, Johannes T. van Elteren, Vid S. Šelih, and Martin Šala
Investigating Ion Depletion in Unstable Historic Glass Samples Using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry and Ion Chromatography


Lynn Brostoff, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Stephanie Zaleski, Elizabeth Montagnino, Andrew Buechele , Isabelle Muller, Tara Diba, Jason Zara, Murray Loew, and Fenella France
Characterization of the Surface Alteration Layer in 19th-Century Potassium Silicate Glass


Teresa Palomar, David Giovannacci, Marcia Vilarigues, and Isabel Pombo Cardoso
Monitoring the Natural Heating of Two Art Nouveau Glass Windows by Infrared Thermography


Lucía Pereira-Pardo, Duygu Camurcuoglu, Miriam Orsini, Stephanie Vasiliou, Kasia Weglowska, Thomas Kiely, and Capucine Korenberg
The Use of an Er:YAG Laser in the Removal of Biological Growth from Polychrome Archaeological Terracotta Figurines from Cyprus


Sophie Croft
William Nicholson’s Reverse-Painted Glass Panels: Pathways to Access Through Collaborative, Stakeholder-Led Decision-Making


Rebecca Gridley and Karen Stamm
Using Double-Walled PVC Foil Molds to Separately Cast Large Epoxy Resin Fills for Glass Objects


Roy van der Wielen and Suzan de Groot
Thermocasting of PARALOID B-72: Solvent-Free Production of Acrylic Flat-Glass Restoration Casts


Norman H. Tennent, Suzan de Groot, and Stephen P. Koob
The Identification and Long-Term Stability of Polymer Fills in Ceramics and Glass Artifacts: A Retrospective Assessment Involving FTIR Characterisation


Thea Schuck, Andrea Fischer, and Birgit Schwahn
Acrylic Barrier Surface Coatings for Epoxy Resin Adhesive Bonds in Glass Conservation: Evaluation of Bond Strength and Reversibility


Gerhard Eggert, Judith Berning, Andrea Fischer, Jörg Stelzner, and Sebastian Bette
Sources of Magnesium Efflorescence on Ceramics


Madeline G. Hagerman
Concrete Thinking: How a Study of American and British Remounting Methods Informed the Treatment of Two Delft Tile Fireplaces at Winterthur Museum


Inês Feliciano, Tiago Oliveira, Liesa Brierley, Judith Niedermair-Altenburg, Maximilian Bertet, Robert Linke, and Sabrina Gualtieri
The Conservation of a Late Renaissance Tiled Stove: A Non-Aqueous Approach


Bert-Jan Baas and Luc Megens
Analysis of the Microstructure and Elemental Composition of Uranium-Containing Microcrystals Observed in the Characteristic Bronze-Green Matte Glaze of Rhodian-Type Gouda Pottery from the Early 20th Century


Corinna de Regt, Luc Megens, Lambert van Eijck, Zhou Zhou, and Mandy Slager
Consolidation of Egyptian Faience Using PARALOID B-72: The Influence of Production Techniques on the Depth of Consolidation


Cassia Balogh and Rosie Grayburn
Technical Study of an Attic Skyphos with Ancient Lead Repairs


Emily Thomas
Surface Analysis of Hard-Paste Porcelain Treated with Biotex® Enzymatic Stain Removing Powder


Erato Kartaki, Graeme Earl, and Loretta Hogan
Applications of Additive Manufacturing Technology for the Aesthetic Restoration of Ceramic Artefacts: The First Stages of the Research


Lien Acke, Kristel De Vis, Stijn Verwulgen, and Jouke Verlinden
Compiling a Digital Toolbox: The Use of 3D Technology for the Restoration of Intricate Artworks


Francisca Pulido Valente, Rosa Varela Gomes, Mário Varela Gomes, Inês Coutinho, Teresa Medici, and Márcia Vilarigues 
Renaissance Millefiori Glass: The Portuguese Case Study


Ângela Santos, Vanessa Otero, and Márcia Vilarigues
Characterization of Glass and Painting Materials from 18th-Century Hand-Painted Glass Slides Used for Projection with Magic Lanterns


Julia Wagner and Zoë Bedford
Historic Adhesive Reconstruction: A 19th-Century Sturgeon Bladder ‘Cement’ Recipe Comparison



Copyright is held by © ICOM (ICOM-CC), 2019:

International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) 


The Glass and Ceramics Working Group is part of the Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC),a committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) network


Janis Mandrus and Victoria Schussler

Scientific Committee:

  • Dennis Braekmans, Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Materials Science, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University, UK
  • Duygu Camurcuoglu ACR, Conservator of Metals, Ceramics, and Glass, British Museum, London
  • Gerhard Eggert, Emeritus Professor of Objects' Conservation at the State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lauren Fair, Objects Conservator and Affiliated Assistant Faculty, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
  • Loretta Hogan, Senior Conservator of Ceramics, British Museum, London
  • Agnès Gall-Ortlik, Head of the Atelier de Restauration et Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris (ARCP), France
  • Monica Ganio, Assistant Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute
  • Kate van Lookeren Campagne, Senior Lecturer in Ceramic and Glass Conservation at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hannelore Roemich, Professor of Conservation Science, Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA
  • Norman H. Tennent, Emeritus Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Astrid van Giffen, Associate Conservator at the Corning Museum of Glass, USA