We are pleased to announce the 25th International Symposium on “Amber. Science and Art,” which takes place on 22-23 March 2018 in Gdańsk, Poland, during the 25th AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones (21-24 March 2018).
The International Symposium is organised to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones and the 20th Anniversary of the Museum of Amber Inclusions at the University of Gdańsk. This conference will be a unique opportunity to meet specialists and colleagues from other countries in beautiful Gdańsk—the World Capital of Amber—and discuss the most current topics on Baltic amber and other fascinating fossil resins of the world. Gdańsk has an age-old history of amber extraction and trade in amber products. Scientific investigations of amber have also been performed in Gdańsk for hundreds of years. There is no better place to meet and talk about amber!
Symposium programme (pdf)
Symposium abstract (pdf)
The main theme of the seminar is Baltic amber, but all interdisciplinary topics connected with other fossil are kindly invited.
The main sections:
- Life traces in amber
- Stylistics and processing technology of amber products in 3rd-1st millennium BC: local and interregional perspective
- Highlights of amber properties investigations and current aspects of amber mining
- Myths, collections and conservation of amber
Prof. Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, Ph.D., D.Sc. – Honorary Chair
Dr. Ewa Wagner-Wysiecka, Ph.D., D.Sc., Eng. – Scientific director,
contact person for section 3
Prof. Janusz Czebreszuk, Ph.D., D.Sc. – contact person for session 2
Dr. Anna Sobecka, Ph.D. – contact person for session 4
Dr. Jacek Szwedo, Ph.D., D.Sc. – contact person for session 1
International Advisory Committee
Dr. Faya Causey, Getty Research Institute, National Gallery of Art, Washington USA
Prof. Mitja Guštin, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Rachel King, Ph.D, Curator, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums, National Museums Scotland, U.K.
Prof. Joseph B. Lambert - Research Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University Clare Hamilton Hall Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Northwestern University Department of Chemistry One Trinity Place Trinity University San Antonio, Texas
Palaeoentomological Section of the Polish Entomological Society
The Museum of The Earth in Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
The Malbork Castle Museum
Museum of Gdansk
March, 2018. Registration.
March, 2018: Day 1 of lectures – sessions 1 and 2. Poster session.
March, 2018: Day 2 of lectures – sessions 3 and 4. Poster session. Conference photograph.
March, 2018. Field-trip (optional, extra).
Elżbieta Sontag, Ph.D.; Natalia Łukasik, Ph.D., Eng.; Mateusz Cwaliński, M.A.; Michał Kosior;
Ewa Rachoń – Amberif project director
phone: +48 58 55 49 134
Agnieszka Uklejewska – Secretary of the Organizing Committee
phone: +48 58 55 49 159