The second “Glass Science in Art and Conservation” (GLASSAC) congress will take place in Valencia (Spain) on March 5-7, 2008. The congress explores a wide spectrum of issues in this field. On the one hand, the conference will examine significant developments in the science of glass that can show the art and conservation communities about innovative possibilities, and on the other hand, to provide an opportunity to discuss practical problems and the ethical dilemmas of intervention facing conservators.
GLASSAC is an international meeting that tries to involve the chemical, physical and biological sciences with art, archaeology and history of glass artefacts. The scope of the congress includes all aspects of the history, the technology and the manufacture of glass and glass artefacts.
A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:
- Bronze Age glass
- Hellenistic glass
- Islamic glass
- Roman glass
- Mould-blown glass
- Glass decoration and enamel
- Medieval stained glass window
- Façon-de-Venise glass
- Glass in the 18th and 19th century
- Contemporary glass
- Glass technology production
- Raw materials
- Dating and provenance of glass
- Restoration and conservation of glass
- Glass corrosion and weathering
- Archaeometry of glass
Coinciding with GLASSAC congress, a glass exhibition THE LANGUAGE OF THE MATTER - Carlos Muñoz de Pablos: glassworking painter by one of the best contemporary Spanish glass working master, will be inaugurated during the congress and will be displayed during the month of March.
Further information about the meeting is available at the conference web site http://www.uv.es/glassac/.