Ancient and Historic Metals

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute are jointly sponsoring an international symposium on "Ancient and Historic Metals" to be held November 21-23, 1991 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Because the preservation and study of metals increasingly involves the collaboration of conservators and scientists, the symposium will focus on current conservation and scientific research, presenting a broad range of case studies from the international community. Papers presented at the conference will be published by the GCI.


Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

As part of the Materials Research Society's annual spring meeting, the GCI and the Smithsonian Institution's Conservation Analytical Laboratory are sponsoring their third symposium on "Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology." The purpose of the symposium is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for reviewing new developments in technical studies of material culture and conservation science. Papers to be presented will deal with technology in material culture, conservation science, characterization through compositional and structural analysis, and mechanical and physical properties of materials and/or artifacts.

The Materials Research Society's meeting will be held April 27 - May 2, 1992 in San Francisco.


Archaeometry '92

The 28th International Symposium on Archaeometry will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), March 23-27, 1992, organized by UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the GCI.

Symposium topics will include dating of organic and inorganic materials; ancient and historical technology (metals and nonmetals); artifact provenance studies; mathematical and statistical methods; prospection; and the study of human remains. A one-day theme session on "Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Materials" will include invited presentations on some of the most significant developments in this important area of research.