2018 | Volume Twenty-five

Proceedings of Objects and Objects + Archaeology Discussion Group Sessions
46th Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas; May 31 – June 2, 2018

Material Matters

Edited by Kari Dodson and Mary Wilcop, with Ariel O’Connor, Molly Gleeson and Francis Lukezic, Program Chairs

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Program Chair’s Foreword
Ariel O’Connor

Postprints Abstracts

Postprints abstracts

Manipulating materials: Preparing and using Paraloid B-72 adhesive mixtures
Stephen P. Koob

An overview of manganese dioxide accretions and their reduction on an Ancient Greek terracotta vase
Susan D. Costello, Katherine Eremin, Georgina Rayner, and Arthur McClelland

3D printing for casting proportional replicas in the conservation of articulated skeletons
Christine Haynes, Julia Sybalsky, and Fran Ritchie

Gold working at Ur: A collaborative project to better understand ancient gold smithing
Tessa de Alarcon, Moritz Jansen, and Richard L. Zettler

Hot tub time machine: A heated water system for artifact disassembly and treatment
William Hoffman and Ralph Spohn

Ghost lives on: The structural treatment of a monumental plaster sculpture by Rachel Whiteread
Judy L. Ozone, Andrew Watt, and Shelley G. Sturman

New ways of looking at historic ship models: A comparative technical study of a pair of Napier & Sons ship models in the Rijksmuseum collection
J. Riley Cruttenden and Davina Kuh Jakobi

Ivory, bone, and hide: Exploring the history, provenance and materiality of a 19th century Inuit dog sledge collected by Admiral Peary
Judy Jungels, Dan Kirby, and T. Rose Holdcraft

Inpainting register and relief lines on Attic vases
Tony Sigel

How to better and more easily cast B-72 sheets for loss compensation
N. Astrid R. van Giffin and Stephen P. Koob

Refractive index changes of Epotek epoxies
Lianne Uesato and Stephen Koob

Fun with gels
Pamela Hatchfield

Favorite new sample containers
Pamela Hatchfield and Evelyn (Eve) Mayberger

Timbermate woodfiller
Thomas J. Braun

Unpublished presentation abstracts

Visible effects of adhesive and pressure on color in kingfisher feathers
Michaela Paulson and Ellen Pearlstein

Loss compensation on ceramics using photogrammetry, digital modeling and 3D printing
Kathleen M. Garland, Stephanie Spence, and R. Bruce North

Conditioning basketry elements with water and ethanol: An investigation into the effects of standard conservation methods
Hayley Monroe and Ellen Pearlstein

Conserving alchemy: Bonded bronze and the art of Michael Richards
Anne King, Ainslie Harrison, and Eugenie Milroy

The tell-tale conservation of two 2,000 year old leather water skins
Irit Lev Beyth, Hadas Seri, Liatte Dotan, and Jessica Lewinsky

‘All That is Gold Does Not Glitter’: Developing Guidelines for the Recovery of Tin-plate on Mineralized Archaeological Iron Through Material Analysis
Michelle Crepeau, David Watkinson, and Nicola Emmerson

Measuring the burial microenvironment on an archaeological site as an aid to the conservation management of artifacts in the museum
Ian D. MacLeod and Alice Boccia Paterakis

Facial reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian mummies: Experiences from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Sanchita Balachandran, Juan Garcia, Mark Roughley, Kathryn Smith, Meg Swaney, and Caroline Wilkinson

Keeping them ruby: The preservation of Dorothy’s ruby slippers
Dawn MP Wallace, Richard Barden, Janet Douglas, Dr. Gwénaëlle Kavich, Dr. Alba Martin Alvarez, Dr. Regina Baglia, and Mary Ballard

Eva Hesse Addendum: Exploring materiality and emerging technologies
Tamar Maor

Preparing the Apollo 11 Columbia for its national tour
Lisa Young and Malcolm Collum

‘Once in a Whale’: The conservation treatment of historic cetacea at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Bethany Palumbo

Understanding the form, materials, and meaning of two ritual figures: Conservation and curatorial collaboration for the analysis and treatment of the historic arts of Africa
Casey Mallinckrodt, Ashley Duhrkoop, and Dr. Ndubuisi (Endy) Ezeluomba

Adhesive applicators: Hiding in plain sight
Carolyn Riccardelli

Reference collection of treatment materials
Linda Roundhill

Pallet tilters for accessing the underside of objects
Karl Knauer

Otherwise impossible images: Orthorectified images from photogrammetry for object documentation
JP Brown

Quick response tents
Gretchen Anderson