Name: Vanessa Muros
Title: Conservation Specialist, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program
Office: A210 Fowler
Phone: (310) 825-9407
Fax: (310) 206-4723
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
BOX 951510, A210 Fowler
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510
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 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 2005, she moved back to Los Angeles to accept her current position as Conservation Specialist in the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program where she manages the conservation training lab and provides teaching support. While at UCLA, she has continued to conduct conservation treatments and research, as well as work as a conservator on field projects in Albania, Ecuador, Greece and Belize.
Deterioration of archaeological objects, in-situ and post excavation; archaeological conservation; conservation education; the use of social media for conservation education and outreach.
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]
Muros, V., V. Parry, and A. Whyte, 2002. Conservation research projects. News and Notes, Quarterly Publication of the Oriental Institute. No. 175 (Fall), 1-8. [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]
Whyte, A, Muros, V. and Barack, S. 2004. "Brick by Brick": Piecing together an 8th century BC facade from Iraq. Objects Specialty Group Postprints, 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation, June 10-14, Portland, OR. Washington D.C.: AIC, 172-189. [PDF]