The American Ceramic Society has created a new division, the Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science (AACS) Division. The mission of the group is to advance the scientific understating of ceramic material and to provide information that aid in the interpretation and preservation of ceramic art, and the technologies and techniques used to make them. If your research focuses on ceramic art and artifacts, you should consider joining. Information on AACS can be found at http://ceramics.org/divisions/aacs
On October 1-2, 2013, the AACS, along with the Basic Science division of The American Ceramic Society, will be hosting the workshop “Using X-rays to Analyze Cultural Heritage”. The workshop will focus on the use of synchrotron analysis for cultural heritage and take place at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, both located at Stanford University. Participants will learn about the latest research on the use of synchrotrons to analyze cultural heritage, obtain hands on experience with the examination and treatment of synchrotron derived data as taught by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) staff scientists, and have a tour of the SSRL facility with a particular emphasis on the imaging microscopes at beamlines 2-3, 10-2, and 14-3.
Information on registration and a schedule of events can be found at: http://ceramics.org/meetings/aacs-workshop.