Analysis and monitoring of degradation of ancient glasses

Host Institution: SNM          PhD Erollment: University of Neuchatel


  • Definition of a multi-modal analytical approach to assess different degradation factors and forms.
  • Selection of 3D imaging techniques to document and monitor altered glasses.
  • Development of methodology for characterizing different alteration forms and products using imaging and spectroscopy.
  • Selection and evaluation of new cleaning procedures on mock-up samples.
  • Application of the protocol to document and monitor the state of conservation (and change) of real ancient glasses.

Main Supervisor:

  • Tiziana Lombardo (SNM)


  • Edith Joseph (HES SO)
  • Sony George (NTNU)