Teresa Medici received a MA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Milan, Italy, and a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She has studied glass from Roman times to 18th century in Italy, Croatia, Spain, and Portugal, with a special focus on late medieval and early modern archaeological glass. She serves as the Secretary of the ICOM Glass International Committee and as the treasurer of the Italian Committee of the AIHV – Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre. Currently Teresa Medici is back in Italy, working on the accreditation scheme for museum in Lombardy. Her current research is focused on provenance studies of glass found in Portugal.
Her recent papers about late medieval and modern glass include:
1) Medici, Teresa, Coutinho, Inês, Alves, L.C., Gratuze, B. and Vilarigues, M., 2017. ‘Looking through Late Medieval and Early Modern glass in Portugal’. In: Wolf, Sophie, de Pury-Gysel, Anne (eds.), Annales du 20e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre (Fribourg / Romont 7-11 septembre 2015). Romont, 412-420.
2) Coutinho, Inês, Medici, Teresa, Wiley, Robert, Alves, Luís Cerqueira, Gratuze, Bernard and Vilarigues, Márcia, 2017. ‘The Gourd-Shaped Vessel: A Portuguese Product?’ Journal of Glass Studies, 59, 215-234.
3) Coutinho, Inês, Medici, Teresa, Silva, Rui J.C., Gratuze, Bernard, Catarino, Helena andLima, Augusta, 2016. ‘Gilding on glass: new evidence from a 17th century flask found in Portugal’. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 6, 293-301
4) Coutinho, Inês, Medici, Teresa, Coentro, Susana, Alves, Luís and Vilarigues, Márcia, 2016. ‘First archaeometric study on medieval glass found in Southern Portugal (Beja)’. Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, 8, Issue 2: Looking Ahead: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Medieval Iberian Heritage. Guest Editor: Alicia Miguélez Cavero, 148-175.
5) Lima, Augusta, Medici, Teresa, Pires De Matos, António and Verità, Marco, 2012. ‘Chemical analysis of 17th century Millefiori glasses excavated in the Monastery of Sta. Clara-a-Velha, Portugal: comparison with Venetian and façon-de-Venise production’. Journal of Archaeological Science, 5, 1238-1248