Vanessa Muros

Director of the Experimental and Archaeological Sciences Lab (EASL)

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Education

PhD, Dept. of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of Peloponnese, In progress

MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums,Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1999

MA Archaeology,Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1997

BA Archaeological Studies and Anthropology,Boston University, 1996

Areas of Interest

Archaeological conservation; deterioration and preservation of archaeological materials in situ; technical studies of cultural heritage materials; ancient glass and metals.

Profile

Vanessa Muros received a BA in Archaeology from Boston University and an MA in Archaeology from University College London. She then pursued a graduate degree in art conservation at University College London specializing in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects.  During her conservation graduate studies she interned in the Metals Conservation Section at the British Museum and worked as a conservator on sites in Jordan and Turkey.  After graduating, she was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship in Objects Conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  She then went on to work as Assistant Conservator at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago in 2000.  In 2005, she joined the staff of the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program where she was manager of the Conservation Training Labs at the Getty Villa and lecturer. In the summer of 2019 Vanessa became the Director of the Experimental and Archaeological Sciences Laboratory at the Cotsen Institute.  In addition to working at various museums and educational institutions, she has also worked as an archaeological conservator on numerous excavations and is currently working on field projects in Greece and Peru.

Publications

Muros, V. and N. Zacharias. 2018. Lines, spots and trails: a microscopic and mineralogical study of antimonate-opacified glass beads from Lofkënd, Albania Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (Online First), 1-14.[PDF]

Muros, V., N. Little, Y. Lin, and P. Boehnke. 2017. Down in the dumps: Analysis of glass production debris from Petrie's excavations at Amarna. In: Owczarek, N., M. Gleeson and L. Grant. Engaging Conservation: Collaboration Across Disciplines. London: Archetype Books.

Muros, V. and D.A. Scott. 2016.  The occurrence of brochantite on archaeological bronzes: A case study from Lofkënd, Albania. Studies in Conservation, 1-13. [PDF]

Muros, V., H. White and Ö. Gençay-Üstün. 2016. The use of CopyFlex food-grade, silicone rubber for making impressions of archaeological objects.Object Specialty Group Postprints. Vol. 22. Proceedings of the Objects Specialty Group Session at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Institute for the Conservation, May 13-16, 2015, Miami, FL. Washington DC: AIC, 181-204. [PDF]

Muros, V. 2014. Conservation at the Lofkënd Archaeological Project, 2004-2008. In: Papadopoulos, J.K., S.P. Morris, L. Bejko and L. Schepartz. The excavation of the prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania, Vol. 1 and 2. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 122-138 (Vol. 1-text) and 915-921 (Vol. 2-illustrations). [PDF]

Muros, V. 2014. Textiles and other mineralized organic remains at Lofkënd. In: Papadopoulos, J.K., S.P. Morris, L. Bejko and L. Schepartz. The excavation of the prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania, Vol. 1 and 2. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. 411-424 (Vol. 1-text) and 1043-1057 (Vol. 2-illustrations). [PDF]

Muros, V. and D.A. Scott. 2014. Analytical studies of the metal artifacts from Lofkënd. In: Papadopoulos, J.K., S.P. Morris, L. Bejko and L. Schepartz. The excavation of the prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania, Vol. 1 and 2. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. 389-410 (Vol. 1-text) and 1033-1042 (Vol. 2-illustrations). [PDF]

Additional publications can be found on my academia.edu page and my personal website.

Awards

2017 Antiquities Endowment Fund, American Research Center in Egypt

2017 UCLA Non-Senate Faculty Curriculum Development Award

2016 UCLA Staff Assembly Scholarship awarded by the UCLA Retirees' Association (UCLARA

2016 Wiener Laboratory Research Associate Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies, Athens

2015 Grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund to conduct research on late Bronze Age glass from Greece

2015 UCLA Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Award

2013 FAIC Individual Professional Development Scholarship

2007 UCLA Staff Assembly Scholarship

2004 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Professional Development Grant