Curriculum Vitae - History of Glass


Danilo Bersani

Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences of the University of Parma. Received the degree in Physics in 1992 and the PhD in Physics in 1997. Author of more than 150 scientific publications in international journals and over 250 presentations (including invited speech) at national and international conferences.His research mainly concerns the structural and dynamic characterization of crystalline and amorphous materials. The most recent research activities are mainly concentrated in the fields of applications of vibrational spectroscopy. He organized different national and international conferences, including GeoRaman, InArt and the International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archeology. 



Anne-Laure Carré

Anne-Laure Carré is curator and researcher on glass technology history. She holds a PhD in History and has published on glass materials for architects during the XIXth and early XXth Century.  

She is vice-president of Verre & Histoire association.

She is currently curating the Materials department at the Musée des arts et métiers, a national technical museum and has spent her career in this institution, taking part in  the major refurbishment and reopening of the museum in 2000.



Silvia Ciappi

Silvia Ciappi was born in Florence and graduated in Literature with specialization in History of Medieval and Modern Art. She works as Researcher, has curated exhibitions in Florence, Milan, Mantua, Trento, Viareggio, Empoli and Montecatini, and took part to more than 20 National and International Congresses about the History f Glass in Tuscany. Member of the Italian Committee of Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre (AIHV) since 1991. Since 2007, she teaches History of Glass and Glass Window in the University of Florence. Since 2010, she collaborates with Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze for the Magazine “OMA”, Osservatorio del Mestieri d’Arte in Toscana. Since 2012 she teaches History of Glass and Glass Window in Sacred Art School, Florence. Author of more than 90 publications.



Maria Grazia Diani

Maria Grazia Diani has a Degree in Literature with specialization in Archeology (University of Pavia). She has taken part to research projects with Universities, Archeological superintendences and museums. Since 1994 the works for the Regional Committee of Lombardia – culture area. She takes care of museums and archeological sites. Since 1996 she is member of the AIHV – Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre Italian National Committee. She is President of the Committee since 2014. Since 2010 she is part of the International Council of Museum – ICOM Glass. She has 80 publications and takes part to national and international conferences and seminars.



Sylvia Fünfschilling

Born in Lörrach, Germany, Matura in the year 1976 in Basel. From 1976 studies at the university of Basel: Russian, art history as well as prehistory and roman provincial archaeology, changing art history to indology after 3 years and changing to archaeology as main field. From 1984 working at the site and museum in Augusta Raurica, doing drawings of finds, inventory of the excavated finds and scientific work. Beside the work in Augusta Raurica research on glass form different sites in Switzerland, Germany, France, Turkey, Tunisia, Italy. From 2012 to 2018 president of the International Association for the History of Glass, member in the Association française pour l’archéologie du verre and member ICOM Glass. Since july 2019 independent researcher, affiliated to University of Basel.



Teresa Medici

Teresa Medici received her M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Milan, Italy, and her Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with a dissertation on late medieval and early modern archaeological Glass in Portugal (14th – 17th c.). She is employed by the Regional Government of Lombardy in Milan, where she is working on the accreditation scheme for museums. A member of the Research Unit VICARTE (Glass and Ceramics for the Arts), Lisbon,  she also serves as the Chair of ICOM Glass  and as a board member of the Italian Committee of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre - AIHV.   She is the author of papers on Roman and post-Roman archaeological glass from Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Croatia. Her current research focuses on provenance studies of late medieval and early modern archaeological glass found in Portugal.



Angelo Montenero

Angelo Montenero is Professor of Inorganic and General Chemistry at the University of Parma. In 1987 he was elected President of Glass Research and Innovation Consortium. In 1985 he was one of the founding members of Associazione Tecnici Italiani del Vetro (ATIV). He has been ATIV President from 1995 to 2000. He is a member of Editorial Board of the Non-Crystalline Solids Journal. He collaborates with many companies in the Inorganic Chemistry Sector, especially glass. He is author and co-author of more than 160 publications on the most important magazines of this sector. He owns eight patents, his scientific activity covers the study of glass materials and their derived,  as ceramics and class-ceramics, obtained through fusion or sol-gel technology. 



Paloma Pastor Rey De Viñas

Paloma Pastor Rey De Viñas has a Degree and PhD in Art History at the University of Madrid. Since 1992 she is Director of the Fundación Centro Nacional del Vídrio - Real Fábrica de Cristales. She has worked as Professor of Art History and Glass Design from 2004 to 2017.

Paloma Pastor Rey De Viñas has more than 50 publications and is currently Member of the Board of ICOM-Glass: International Committee of Glass Museums.



Alberto Saroldi

Has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Turin) and has worked as Manager in important Italian company.

He studies the history of Altare’s Glass Art in XIX and XX Century and has written many essays about it. Since 2010 Altare’s City charged him of the “Study of the history of migrations of Altare’s people in the world”. Since 2012 he is member of ISVAV Technical and Scientific Committee, Institution for the Study of Glass and Glass Art. Since 2016 he is member of AIHV - Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, Italian National Committee and of GenVerre Association, Généalogie des Verriers d'Europe.



Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk

Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is head of the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Kunstpalast, in Dusseldorf, Germany, since 2008. After receiving his doctorate from Humboldt University, Berlin, he worked at the Bröhan-Museum (a museum specialized in Art Nouveau and Art Déco decorative arts) in Berlin 1998–2003. From 2004 until 2008, he was curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. As such, he was responsible for the museum’s collections from the Middle Ages to about 1900. His major project in Corning was the exhibition “Glass of the Alchemists,” which focused on the technological improvements of the making of glass in the 17th and early 18th centuries. His major project in Dusseldorf, in collaboration with Sven Dupré, Lawrence Principe and Beat Wismer, has been the exhibition “Art and Alchemy – the Mystery of Transformation” (April – August 2014).