Glass Science in Art and Conservation
Durham - 10th to 12th September
York - Saturday 13th September
Venue: the Calman Learning Centre article posted 8 Jun 2014
Both GLASSAC14 and the associated SGT Conference "Living Glass" will take place
in the Calman Learning Centre, which is on the Science Site of the University of Durham - its postcode is
DH1 3LE and it is building number 43 on the University maps.
Abstracts article posted 10 Apr 2014
All the presentation time slots have now been allocated, so we are sorry to say that no more abstracts
can be considered for oral presentaion. However we'd be glad to consider submission of ePosters - all the details
are given below.
We are fortunate in having an excellent set of papers offered for oral presentation at the conference.
if you would like to see the list of papers, which are arranged in alphabetical order of the presenting authors' names.
The authors' names in that list provide links to their abstracts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Durham to attend GLASSAC14 and enjoy these presentations.
Call for Posters article posted 19 Apr 2014
As well as the oral presentations at the GLASSAC14 Conference, we plan to offer delegates the chance
to present posters - though not in the traditional format of cardboard on display panels. Our ePoster format presents the
poster material on screen throughout the conference, and in addition makes all posters available electronically to delegates
for access using smartphones, tablets or laptops. For full details please click
ePosters are we think an ideal medium for sharing ideas and information, for stimulating useful discussion and for making contact with fellow glass enthusiasts.
Book early for GLASSAC14 and gain maximum benefit by submitting an ePoster!
Opportunities for Authors to Publish article posted 05 May 2014
We recognise and appreciate the investment of effort that all the Authors put into their presentations, for the benefit of all glass enthusiasts.
So we do hope that all the presentations and ePosters on the GLASSAC14 menu will find publication in one way or another.
Authors can find a summary of the available ways their work may be published by clicking
Conference Vision article posted 4 Feb 2014
The glass community world wide embraces many diverse strands of glass expertise. This conference in September 2014 is designed to weave together those diverse strands to create a web of knowledge and experience which transcends barriers and divisions.
We are so different. Scientists and Art Historians, creative Artists and inspired Designers, Archaeologists and gritty Industrialists, Engineers and Conservators of historic glass artefacts - the list is seemingly endless. But we are united by our obsessive fascination with glass.
Sadly our community is blighted by the legendary Curse of Babel. Each strand of glass expertise develops its own jargon, method of speaking, circle of knowledge. Unconsciously we form inward-facing groups. It’s hard to cross over these artificial barriers and share our enthusiasms and perplexities with colleagues from other strands. All too often, we don’t understand one another. Our creativity and our achievements are thereby diminished.
This conference is designed specifically to allow us all to start talking to one another using the language we hold in common - that of enthusiasm!
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
is head of Glasmuseum Hentrich, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Previously at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin, Dedo was for some years curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.
His publications include works on glass and the Alchemists.
At the Corning Museum of Glass, Stephen Koob is responsible for the care and preservation of all the collections.
This includes cleaning the glass and making recommendations for its handling, storage, display, and movement.
He is an expert in dealing with “crizzling,” a condition that affects unstable glass. Currently Stephen is the Chairman
of ICG Technical Committee 17, which studies the Archaeometry and Conservation of Glass.
He is the author of the book, Conservation and Care of Glass Objects
When he came to Sheffield University, John Parker rapidly developed interests in both the optical/structural properties of glasses and the technology of bulk glass making.
He is actively involved in the International Commission on Glass, and is past-president of both the Society of Glass Technology and the European Society of Glass Science and Technology.
As Curator of the Turner Museum, John is responsible for a remarkable collection of Glass Artefacts, mostly works collected by Turner during the first half of the 20th century.
As well as being lecturer in art history and also course director of the University of York's MA in Stained Glass Conservation,
Sarah Brown is director of the York Glazier's Trust, Britain's oldest and largest stained glass conservation studio. Her team is currently working on the
conservation of York Minster's Great East Window.
Marco Verità has worked for over thirty years in the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro in Venice-Murano, performing research and assessments on glass materials, both modern and ancient,
the latter for archeometric purposes and also to assess issues relating to conservation and restoration.
Member of numerous international organizations, since 2009 Marco has been working with the Laboratory for the Assessment of Ancient Materials (LAMA) of the IUAV University of Venice.