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The chemical deterioration of glass in museum collections is a large problem for conservators and curators. Objects of unstable composition typically show changes in appearance such as the accumulation of moisture on the surface and microcracking, which may render an object unfit for display or even cause its complete disintegration. The identification of unstable glass objects is essential for their preservation as it allows for the implementation of targeted conservation strategies. However, as yet no straightforward method exists. Guus Verhaar focuses on the early stages of glass deterioration.

Event details of Chemical deterioration of glass objects
Date 18 October 2018
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

G. Verhaar, Glass sickness: Detection and Prevention. Investigating Unstable Glass in Museum Collections


Prof. N.H. Tennent
Prof. M.R. van Bommel


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.