TC17: Achaeometry

This committee usually meets at the triennial ICG glass congresses to organise a seminar on international aspects of glass archaeometry and is of particular interest to groups such as museum conservators, archaeologists and others concerned with the analysis and preservation of our heritage. It has also produced text books on the subject

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Activities and plans

The objectives and activities of TC17 differ somewhat from those of other TCs. The purpose of TC17, unchanged since its beginning in 1982, is to bring together glass scientists, archaeologists, museum curators, and conservators to present and discuss the results of research on early glass and glassmaking, and on the conservation of historical glass objects. TC17 centers its programs on the research and glass problems of the regions where the Congresses are held.
Two very important aspects of TC17 are that it promotes collaboration among glass specialists in widely-separated countries and it serves as a stimulus and encouragement for glass scientists and historians in developing countries.

Two members of TC17 participated in the joint Society of Glass Technology Centenary Conference and ESG2016.  Both members presented papers.

TC17 continues to review its membership in the interest of adding new members. 
TC17 added two new members:

Dr. Manual Garcia-Heras, Senior Scientist, Institute of History, CCHS, Government Agency Spanish National research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Maria-Angeles Villegas, Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist, Institute of History, CCHS, Government Agency Spanish National research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Alok Kumar Kanungo successfully published his book, Mapping Indo-Pacific Beads vis-a-vis Papanaidupet, Aryan Books International, New Delhi, and International Commission on Glass, Madrid, 2016. The join acknowledgement is to thank the financial support from ICG CTC. This important research on the mapping of glass bead sites in India documents Dr. Kanungo’s archaeological research into the technology of beadmaking throughout India.

Plans for 2017 
Chairman Stephen Koob and Vice-Chairman Robert Brill are committed to increasing and updating our membership in order to have a more active committee. 

TC17 is in the planning stages for the XXV International Congress, to be held in Boston, MA, USA in 2019.

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Abdurazakov, Abdugani
An, Jiayao
Bhardwaj, H. C.
Brill, Robert H. Committee Position: Vice Chair
Carvalho, Catarina
DeCorse, Christopher R.
Degryse, Patrick
Fuxi, Gan
Garcia-Heras, Manual
Greiner-Wronowa, Elzbieta
Jiayao, An
Kanungo, Alok Kumar
Koezuka, Takayasu
Koob, Stephen Committee Position: Chair
Kozlova, M.O.
Kunicki-Goldfinger, Jerzy Committee Position: Emeritus
Lee, In-Sook Committee Position: Emeritus
Leonelli, C.
Martlew, David
Pantano, Carlo Committee Position: Emeritus
Richter, Rainer
Stapleton, Colleen P.
Tennent, Norman
Villegas, Maria-Angeles

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TC17: Achaeometry
Dr Stephen Koob
Corning Museum of Glass

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