Vanessa Muros

Conservation Specialist and Lecturer

UCLA/Getty Conservation Program
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
A210 Fowler Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510


Phone: (310) 440-6900 ext. 2022
Fax: (310) 206-4723

Email
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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

Deterioration of archaeological objects, in-situ and post excavation; archaeological conservation; conservation education.

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 UCLA/Getty Conservation Program where she is currently a lecturer and manager of the conservation training lab.  While at UCLA, she has continued to undertake a range of conservation treatments and conduct research, in addition to working as a conservator on field projects in Albania, Ecuador, Greece, Belize and Tunisia. 

Publications

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]

Papadopoulos, J.K. and V. Muros. 2014. Beads of faience and glass. 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. 371-375 (Vol. 1-text) and 1024-1025 (Vol. 2-illustrations)

Muros, V. 2012.  Investigation into the use of Aquazol as an adhesive on archaeological sites. WAAC Newsletter. 34: 1, 9-11.  [PDF]

Muros, V. , S. Warmlander, D. A. Scott and J. M. Theile. 2007. Characterization of 17th-19th century metal threads from the colonial Andes. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 46:3, 229-244. [PDF]

Muros, V. and J. Hirx. 2004. A study in the use of cyclododecane as a temporary barrier for water-sensitive ink on archaeological ceramics during desalination. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 43: 2, 75-89. [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 Gran