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Hannelore Roemich(not teaching Fall 2014)

Chairman of the Conservation Center, Professor of Conservation Science

PhD 1987 Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany), Chemie Diplom 1984 University of Dortmund (Germany)

Research Interests:

Non-destructive testing of art objects, including CT (computed tomography) and other imaging techniques
Indoor environment, evaluation of pollutants and lighting conditions in museums
Glass and enamels, active and preventive conservation issues

Sample Courses:

Materials of Art and Archaeology I and II: Organic and Inorganic Materials
Preventive Conservation
Advanced Science, such as Light and Color and Advanced Cellulose Science

Selected Works:

Hannelore Roemich and Kate van Lookeren Campagne: Recent Advances in Glass, Stained Glass, and Ceramics Conservation 2013, Spa Uitgevers, Zwolle, NL (2013) (361 pages)

Hannelore Roemich: Glass & Ceramics Conservation 2010. ICOM Committee for Conservation, in association with The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY (2010) (240 pages)

Bellendorf P., Roemich H., Gerlach S., Mottner P., López E., Wittstadt K.: “Archaeological Glass: the Surface and Beyond”. In: Glass and Ceramics Conservation 2010 (Editor: H. Roemich), Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Working Group, October 3–6, 2010, Corning, New York, Preprints, ICOM Committee for Conservation, Corning Museum of Glass (2010), 137-144.

Roemich H. and Weintraub S.: “Teaching Preventive Conservation: Preparing Conservators for the Complex World of Interdisciplinary Decision Making”. Proceedings of the Final Meeting of COST Action D42, published by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and COST, Brussels, Belgium (2010).

Mees F., Cornelis E., Jacobs P., Doménech Cárbo M. T., Römich H.: “Microfocus X-ray computed tomography analysis of corroded glass objects.” Engineering Geology 103 (2009) 93-99.

Carmona N., Nawroth K., Römich H.: “New sol-gel based consolidants for paint on stained glass windows”. Journal of Cultural Heritage 10 (2009) 403-409.

Roemich H., Zanini F., Wittstadt K., Mueller-Weinitschke C., Sodini N.: “Degradation phenomena on historic glass: non-destructive characterization by Synchrotron radiation.” Proceedings from ART2008, 9th international conference on non-destructive investigation and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage, Jerusalem, Israel, 2008.

Römich, H.: “Glass and Ceramics.” In: Conservation Science - Heritage Materials, edited by E. May and M. Jones. Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing UK, 2006.

Bacci, M., Cucci, C., Dupont, A.-L., Lavedrine, Loisel, L., Gerlach, S., Römich, H., B., Martin, G.“LightCheck: new disposable indicators for monitoring lighting conditions in museums.” In Proc. 14th Triennial Meeting of ICOM in The Hague, 569-573.2005.

Roemich, H.; Lopez, E.; Mees, F.; Jacobs, P.; Cornelis, E.; Van Dyck, D.; Domenech Carbo, T.: “Microfocus x-ray computed tomography (mCT) for archaeological glasses.” In Cultural Heritage Conservation and Environmental Impact Assessment by Non-Destructive Testing and Micro-Analysis, Taylor & Francis Group, 37-47.London, 2005.

Römich, H.; Mottner, P.; Hildenhagen, J.; Dickmann, K.; Hettinger, G.; Bornschein, F. “Comparison of Cleaning Methods for Stained Glass Windows.” LACONA V Proceedings, Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, edited by K. Dickmann, C. Fotakis, J. Asmus, 157-161. Berlin: Springer-Verlag (2005).

Römich, H, Martin, G., Lavedrine, B., Bacci, M. “LightCheck - a new tool in preventive conservation.”V&A Conservation Journal, 47 (2004) 18-19.

Römich, H: “Evaluation of protective glazing systems. A Review.” E-preservation science 1 (2004): 1-8.

“Studies of Ancient Glass and Their Application to Nuclear-Waste Management.” MRS Bulletin 28, no. 7 (July 2003): 500-504.

Römich, H., Dickmann, K., Mottner, P., Hildenhagen, J., Müller, E.“Laser cleaning of stained glass windows - Final results of a research project.” Journal of Cultural Heritage 4 (2003): 112-117.

Römich, H., Gerlach, S., Mottner, P., Mees, F., Jacobs, P., van Dyck, D. and Domenech Carbó, T.“Results from burial experiments with simulated medieval glasses.” Proceedings of the MRS Fall Meeting, Symposium II, Boston, December 2002, 1-12.

Römich, H., Jägers, E., Torge, M., Müller, W. und Adam, K. “Cleaning: A Balancing Act.” In Restaurierung und Konservierung historischer Glasmalereien, edited by Arnold Wolff, 65-99.Mainz: P. von Zabern, 2000.Printed version in German, available electronically in English.

Jägers, E., Römich, H. und Mueller-Weinitschke, C. “Conservation: Materials and Methods.” In Restaurierung und Konservierung historischer Glasmalereien, edited by Arnold Wolff, 101-128.Mainz: P. von Zabern, 2000.Printed version in German, available electronically in English.

Oidtmann, S., Leissner, J. und Römich, H.“Protective Glazing.” In Restaurierung und Konservierung historischer Glasmalereien, edited by Arnold Wolff, 129-166.Mainz: P. von Zabern, 2000.Printed version in German, available electronically in English.

Römich, H., Leissner, J. and Böhm, T.“Monitoring of environmental effects with glass sensors.” In Quantification of Effects of Air Pollutants on Materials: proceeding of the UN/ECE workshop on quantification of effects of air pollutants on materials, Berlin, May 14-27, 1998, 165-171. Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, 1999.

“Historic Glass and its interaction with the environment” and “Laboratory experiments to simulate corrosion on stained glass windows.” In The conservation of Glass and Ceramics, edited by N. Tennent, 5-14 and 57-65.London: James & James, 1999.

Selected Honors:

1987/1988 CNRS post-doctoral research grant, University of Montpellier, France
2003 Pan-European Grand Prix of Innovation
2004 ICCROM Fellowship, Rome

Elected positions in professional organizations:

Corpus Vitrearum (CV): Member of the Corpus Vitrearum US Conservation Committee
Member of the Board of the "International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass," websiteOpen link on new window
International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC): Coordinator of the WG Glass and Ceramics (2011-2014), websiteOpen link in new window