"I would like to thank you once again for the invitation and for the excellent organization. I enjoyed the symposium very much and I had the occasion to exchange information and create new contacts for eventual future cooperation."
Dr. Inez Dorothé van der Werf

"I want to express my deep gratitude for inviting me to attend the Amberif exposition and scientific symposium. It provided me a unique opportunity to meet numerous people who were only names in print before, and to revisit Poland, always one of my favorite countries in the world."

Prof. Joseph B. Lambert

"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the most important Symposium of amber - Amberif 2018. The organization of the Symposium was excellent! And especially thank you for the support of young scientists and for your attention to their research."
Dr. Lyudmila Kovalevich


Naukowców i badaczy zapraszamy do udziału w 25 edycji cyklu seminariów o bursztynie towarzyszących Międzynarodowym Targom Bursztynu, Biżuterii i Kamieni Jubilerskich AMBERIF 2018 – w jubileuszowym roku w formule Międzynarodowego Sympozjum „Bursztyn. Nauka i Sztuka”, konferencji naukowej której celem jest prezentacja stanu aktualnych badań nad bursztynem w różnych regionach świata.

Organizatorami Sympozjum są:
Muzeum Inkluzji w Bursztynie Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego Wydział Historyczny Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego Wydział Chemiczny Politechniki Gdańskiej Wydział Historyczny Uniwersytetu im Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu Międzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie Bursztynników Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie S.A.

Pliki do pobrania:
Program sympozjum (pdf)

Symposium abstract (pdf)

Językiem konferencji jest język angielski.

Symposium Scope
The main theme of the seminar is Baltic amber, but all interdisciplinary topics connected with other fossil are kindly invited.
The main sections:
  1. Life traces in amber
  2. Stylistics and processing technology of amber products in 3rd-1st millennium BC: local and interregional perspective
  3. Highlights of amber properties investigations and current aspects of amber mining
  4. Myths, collections and conservation of amber

Scientific Committee
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

Scientific Partners
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

21st/22nd March, 2018. Registration.
22nd March, 2018: Day 1 of lectures – sessions 1 and 2. Poster session.
23rd March, 2018: Day 2 of lectures – sessions 3 and 4. Poster session. Conference photograph.
24th March, 2018. Field-trip (optional, extra).

Organizing Committee
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