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Vanessa Muros

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Education

In progress PhD Archaeology
Dept of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese
Research focus: Technology and trade of Late Bronze Age glass in the eastern Mediterranean
1999 MSc Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
1997 MA Archaeology
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
1996 BA Archaeological Studies/BA Anthropology
Boston University

Research Interests 

Archaeological conservation; the deterioration and preservation of archaeological materials in situ; technical/material studies; ancient glass; archaeometallurgy

Conservation Experience

2019-Present Director
Experiemental and Archaeological Sciences Laboratory, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (Los Angeles, CA)
2017-Present Conservator
Palace of Nestor Archaeological Project (Pylos, Greece)
2012-Present Head Conservator
Methone Archaeological Project (Makrygialos, Pieria, Greece)
2018-2019 Director of Conservation/Field Schoole Instructor
Corral Redondo Project (Iquipi, Peru)
2005-2019 Lab Manager/Lecturer
UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials (Los Angeles, CA)
2013 Conservator
Zita Project in the Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnography of Southern Tunisia (Zarzis, Tunisia)
2007-2013 Conservation Volunteer
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center (Los Angeles, CA)
2009-2012 Conservator/Lab Director
Pambamarca Archaeological Project (Pambamarca Region, Ecuador)
2011-2012 Consulting Conservator
Castroville Mammoth Find (Castroville, CA)
2011 Consulting Conservator
San Nicolas Island Field Project, California State University, Los Angeles (San Nicolas Island, CA)
2010 Conservator/Lab Director
UCLA Maya Archaeology Project (San Ignacio, Belize)
2006-2008 Head Conservator
Lofkënd Archaeological Project (Lofkënd, Albania)
2000-2005 Assistant Conservator
Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
1999-2000 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Objects Conservation
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA)
1999 Conservator
Sagalassos Research Project (Aglasun, Burdur, Turkey)
1999 Conservator
Jabal Hamrat Fidan Project (Wadi Fidan, Jordan)
1999 Project Conservator
Institute of Archaeology, University College London (London, UK)
1998 Conservation Intern
Metals Section, Dept. of Conservation, British Museum (London, UK)

Related Work Experience

2013-2016 Editor
Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin
2013-2016 e-Editor
Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation Conference Papers
1997-1999 Editorial Assistant
Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, University College London, London, UK
1998-1999 Research Assistant
Petrie Collection, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, UK
1997 Research Assistant
Petrie Collection, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, UK
1998-1999 Registration Assistant
Dept. of Prehistory and Romano-Britain, British Museum, London, UK
1996 Field School Student
Verberie le Buisson Campin (Verberie, France)
1995 Field School Student
Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Italy)

Publications

List of publications can be found here

Public Lectures

2019 Corral Redondo, Peru: 75 years later. Presented with H. Barnard and D. Zborover. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2019 The intersection of preservation, education and community outreach.Conservation at the Corral Redondo Project. Andean Working Group, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2014 Conservation and research at the Methone Archaeological Project Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2012 “Holy Mammoth, Batman!”: Conservation education and outreach for the preservation of a Columbian mammoth. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2010 Night of the corroding dead: The effect of burial environment on archaeological bronzes. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2009 Ancient Peruvian textile workshop: Conservation, education and outreach. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
2004 Brick by Brick: Piecing together an 8th century BC facade from Iraq. Chicago Area Conservation Group, Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago.

Public Outreach and Education

2009-Present Moderator
pXRF for Cultural Heritage Users Group
2009-2019 Social Media Manager
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program Blog (https://uclagettyprogram.wordpress.com/)
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program Website (http://conservation.ucla.edu)
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UCLAGettyProgram)
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program Twitter (@UCLAGettyCons)
2010-2016 Contributor
“Conservators Converse” blog, American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). (http://www.conservators-converse.org/)
2012-2014 Mentor
AIC’s Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) Mentoring Program
2010-2014 Contributor/Editor
Objects Specialty Group (OSG) Wiki, American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). (http://www.conservation-wiki.com/index.php?title=Objects)
2005-2016 Volunteer
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology’s Annual Open House
2012-2013 Volunteer educator/Conservation consultant
“ARC Smart” Program, Los Angeles Unified School District Art and Artifact Collection and USC’S Archaeology Research Institute.
2012 Volunteer Conservator
San Miguel Chapel, American Institute for Conservation Angel’s Project, Santa Fe, NM
2009-2011 Contributor
“Wikipedia Saves Public Art” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Public_art and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_and_Spy)
2009 Volunteer Conservator
Sherman Indian Museum, American Institute for Conservation Angel’s Project, Riverside, CA
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