Glass Science in Art and Conservation
Durham - 10th to 12th September
York - Saturday 13th September article posted 4 Mar 2014
Through the Society of Glass Technology you can book accommodation in Durham University - it's student accommodation, but is perfectly adequate and has the merit
of being conveniently near the conference venue itself. However you might like the option of something more luxurious or more to your taste. For your convenience
this page gives links to a variety of hotels and boarding houses in Durham, so you can investigate and make your own arrangements directly with them.
If you plan to attend as a delegate the GLASSAC14 conference, may we encourage you to submit a poster to present your work at the conference?
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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. Itís hard to cross over these artificial barriers and share our enthusiasms and perplexities with colleagues from other
strands. All too often, we donít 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!