Research Guus Verhaar on Kennislink

24 June 2015

On 10 June Kennislink published an article about Guus Verhaar's PhD research on Glass sickness, its detection, prevention and treatment.

Guus Verhaar is a PhD student at the Conservation Department. His project is a collaboration between the Rijksmuseum, the UvA (faculty of Humanities), and the research centre of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency. The research focuses on the chemical degradation of vessel glass, within a historic context of glassmaking. This will result in a dissertation covering historic glassmaking techniques, chemical characteristics of glass and in-depth studies of vessel glass deterioration. Conservation techniques for crizzled glass will also be studied.