M.A. in Art Conservation, Artifacts Specialization, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2016.
Research topics: Use of Pacific Silvercloth in silver collections; New solvent for use with acrylic adhesives.
B. Arts. Sc. Honors with Major Concentration in Chemistry and Minor Concentration in Classical Studies, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 2012.
Honors Thesis: Electroless and Immersion Metallization of Elastomeric Substrates.
Gyllian joined the WLCC in June of 2018 following a post-graduate internship at the Canadian Conservation Institute in their archaeological conservation laboratory. She is part of the team of conservators responsible for the conservation and preservation of the H. L. Hunley submarine and its associated artifacts. Gyllian also carries out documentation, examination, research, and treatment for the WLCC’s other contracts.
Gyllian’s research interests lie primarily within the field of archaeological conservation. She is interested in the application of chelators for the treatment of iron- and copper-contaminated organic and inorganic artifacts, and in impregnation materials for the conservation of waterlogged organic materials. She is also involved in research studying of corrosion chemistry of silver and sterling silver objects.
Porteous, G. 2017. Revisiting the Restorations of Old: Approaching the Physical, Aesthetic, and Ethical Factors in the Retreatment of an Etruscan Bucchero Stand. CAC 43rd Annual Conference, Regina SK, Canada, June 7th – 10th 2017.
Krsmanovic, N., Porteous, G., and S. Zweifel. 2017. The CAC-ACCR Advocacy Committee Presents: A National Public Awareness Campaign for Conservation. CAC 43rd Annual Conference, Regina SK, Canada, June 7th – 10th 2017.
Porteous, G. 2016. Disaster Dos and Disaster Don’ts: Lessons Learned at the 2016 Joint AIC-CAC Conference in Montreal. Pacific Conservation Group Meeting, Vancouver BC, Canada, June 10th 2016.
Doxsey-Whitfield, M., Doyle, D., Guérin, A.-M., Imamura, L., Porteous, G., Savage, C., and S. Zweifel. 2016. Those in the Netherworld Sing: Considering the Intangible in Conserving Dissociated Ancient Objects. Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada, January 29th – 30th 2016.
Porteous, G. 2018. Application of Gellan Gum for Removal of Iron Stains on Ceramics. CAC 44th Annual Conference, Kingston ON, Canada, May 8th – 12th 2018.
Porteous, G. 2016. Pacific Silvercloth: Recommendations for its Use as a Scavenger in Silver Collections. Joint AIC 44th Annual Meeting & CAC 42nd Annual Conference, Montreal QC, Canada, May 13th – 17th 2016.
Doxsey-Whitfield, M., Doyle, D., Guérin, A.-M., Imamura, L., Porteous, G., Savage, C., and S. Zweifel. 2016. The Falcon Mourned Over You: Considering the Intangible in Conserving Dissociated Ancient Objects. Joint AIC 44th Annual Meeting & CAC 42nd Annual Conference, Montreal QC, Canada, May 13th – 17th 2016.
Filiatrault, H.L., Porteous, G.C., Carmichael, R.S., Davidson, G.J.E., and T. B. Carmichael. 2012. Stretchable Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Using an Elastomeric Emissive Material. Advanced Materials 24: 2673-2678.
A Conservator’s Guide to Preparing Solutions [Guide du restaurateur pour preparer des solutions]. 2018. Canadian Conservation Institute. Youtube video.
Professional society activity:
Strategic Alliance Liaison Councilor for the Canadian Association for Conservation
Member of the American Institute for Conservation