Student Forum



ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group Interim Meeting


28 May 2016, Wrocław, Poland

Student Forum Programme download here


9.00 – 9.15 Arrival
9.15 Opening
Session 1: Moderator:  Lilit Logyan
9.20 – 9.40 Katarzyna  Miściur The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław Ceramic Art: design and conservation, a summary of personal experience
9.45 – 10.05 Nikè Sophia Haverkamp University of Amsterdam The Making, Materials and Conservation of 18-19th Century Micro Mosaic Objects
10.10 – 10.30 Lisa Thomet University of Applied Sciences  Erfurt, Germany A 19th Century Model of a Sailing Ship made of Glass Strings
10.35 – 10.45 Anja Köhler University of Applied Sciences  Erfurt, Germany Course Presentation
10.45– 11.00 Coffee
Session 2: Moderator:  Anja Köhler
11.00 – 11.20 Natalia Moszak The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design,  Wrocław Some Remarks on the Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Glasses from an Excavation in St. Mathew Street
11.25 – 11.45 Weronika Chutkowska The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wrocław Modern glass: great art and a great conservation  and restoration challenge
11.50 – 12.00
Lilit Logyan Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Wroclaw Course presentation
12.00 – 12.20 Caitlin Southwick University of Amsterdam Students for Sustainability in Conservation:  conservation education and sustainability
12.25 – 12.35 Nikè Sophia Haverkamp University of Amsterdam Course presentation
12.35- 12.45 Katja Siebel Staatl. Akademie d. Bild. Künste Objektrestaurierung, Stuttgart Course presentation
12.45- 13.30  Lunch
Session 3:  Moderator: Katja Siebel
13.30 – 13.50 Corinna de Regt University of Amsterdam The many lives of a single object: Treatment of a tin-glazed salt cellar
13.55 – 14.15 Emily Frank Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Optimizing the Study of Impressions in Archaeological Ceramic Objects with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
14.20 – 14.30 Rebecca Gridley The Conservation Center Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Course presentation
14.30 – 14.40 Annie Gilbert ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels Course Presentation
14.45 Discussion
15.00 closing remarks
15.15  Informal social meeting in café



Connecting conservation students globally ensures the sharing of knowledge across borders and disciplines, and promotes the growth of our field at large for years to come. Due to the great success of the student forum held after the 2013 Amsterdam interim meeting, the organizers of this year’s conference are pleased to announce another student symposium, this year held at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław, Poland.


In Amsterdam we had students represented from programs spanning 6 different countries, and a total of 18 paper presentations. To learn more about the 2013 student forum, follow the link to read the Glass and Ceramics NEWSLETTER 23 (winter 2013-2014) (1).


Structure and scope

We look forward to another exciting day of student talks this year in Wrocław. The student forum will take place on Saturday, May 28th, the day directly following the three-day conference and series of professional talks. There will be no additional registration fee for students affiliated with a conservation program, or for anyone registered for the regular ICOM-CC glass and ceramics meeting.


The one day student forum will consist of presentations and subsequent discussions of student papers, selected by members of the forum committee. Paper topics should include research in progress and case studies related to glass and ceramics conservation and scientific investigation. A student representative from each program in attendance will also be asked to give a short introduction to his or her conservation program.


Aims of the conference

  • to present relevant case studies in the conservation of glass and ceramics
  • to disseminate research results in the field of cultural heritage
  • to promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation practice as well as tools for analysis and documentation
  • to learn about various training programs for conservators and to provide networking for future activities


Target audience

  • students currently studying or interested in glass and ceramics conservation, and attending a conservation program at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • faculty members of conservation programs
  • conservators or other museum professionals interested in what conservation students are studying in glass and ceramics conservation programs internationally


Due dates

April 1, 2016: Submissions of abstracts:

Abstracts (title, authors, affiliated conservation program, and text, maximum 400 words, no images or graphs) should be submitted by e-mail to: Abstracts and presentations should be in English.

Tips for writing an abstract

Though abstracts will be reviewed in a professional selection process, final papers will not be reviewed or published.


May 1, 2016: Approval of abstracts, notification to authors, along with presentation guidelines.


Scientific committee:

Gerhard Eggert, Professor of Objects’ Conservation at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany
Lauren Fair, Associate Objects Conservator and Adjunct Professor, Winterthur Museum, and The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, USA
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; Co-ordinator of the ICOM-CC Working Group “Glass and Ceramics”
Marta Sienkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Stained Glass Conservation at Ceramics & Glass Conservation and Restoration Department, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland
Katarzyna Wantuch-Jarkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Glass Conservation at Ceramics & Glass Conservation and Restoration Department, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland


Student representatives:

Lilit Logyan, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design
Katja Siebel, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Nikè Haverkamp, University of Amsterdam,
Anja Köhler, University of Applied Sciences FH Erfurt