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Glass and Ceramics Working Group
Triennial Programme 2017-2020

 

Working Group Activities and Projects 2017–2020:

 

Specific themes of research /investigations

The Working Group organizes subgroups on topics that are relevant to sections of its membership. These subgroups develop and update bibliographies for their internal communication.

The following topics are addressed:
• ENAMEL:
The ENAMEL Network is a joint initiative with the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group. The ENAMEL Network will continue its mission to connect experts in metals and glass conservation. ENAMEL newsletters are a major means of communication with members.
• GLASS DETERIORATION:
The Glass Deterioration Group will continue its work on its bibliography and research interests.
• GLASS AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
A newly established topic, the Glass and the Environment Group, will assess standards of preventive care for glass collections. The Group will collect information from all members to understand current practices and will assemble this information, along with a bibliography, to contribute useful information on this topic for practicing glass conservators, scientists, and collections care professionals. This group is related to, but differs significantly from, the GLASS DETERIORATION group in that it specifically focuses on preventive considerations for glass. The topic of Glass and its Environment is of interest for many in the Glass and Ceramics Working Group in order to raise awareness of preventive guidelines and assess what the field is doing more broadly in terms of housing glass collections.

Projects

Meetings:
• INTERIM MEETING 2019
Plans are currently underway for an Interim Meeting in 2019 and discussions are underway with the Ceramics and Glass Group of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation (ICON) to hold a joint session in London. The contributions will be published as preprints.

• ICOM-CC 19th TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN BEIJING (CHINA)
The Working Group will also work for a significant contribution to the ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference in Beijing (China) 2020.


Communications
• NEWSLETTER
The Working Group regularly publishes a newsletter for electronic distribution to its members and other interested persons, and in this triennium, it will continue to do so, with a minimum of one per year.

• SOCIAL MEDIA
In addition to the Newsletter, the Glass and Ceramics Working Group has established a Facebook page to which it actively posts and engages with its followers. Both the newsletter and these social media posts contain information about exhibitions, conferences, research projects, recent conservation treatments, news about members, and other general announcements.

• UPDATES TO THE ICOM-CC GLASS AND CERAMICS WORKING GROUP PAGE ON THE ICOM-CC WEBSITE
A priority this triennium will be to update the Working Group page on the ICOM-CC website, to ensure that all information is accurate and logically arranged. In addition, the page will connect to the Working Group’s Facebook page, and the Facebook page will link back to the group's webpage.

• BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PAST INTERIM MEETINGS AND PUBLICATIONS
The Glass and Ceramics Working Group is compiling a list of all past Interim Meetings and publications.
 

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