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CANCELLED: Conservation of Glass Objects

From: Monday 25.05.20
at 9:00am
To: Friday 29.05.20
at 5:00pm

Seattle Art Museum




This practical course, to be held at the Seattle Art Museum, USA covers the principles and practice of historical and archaeological glass cleaning, care, conservation and restoration.

Event description: 

Message from International Academic Projects Ltd (IAP): Due to the current situation and present prognosis regarding COVID-19, we have cancelled the following courses:

Identification of Insect Pests in Collections
Watercolours: examination, processes and care
Museum and Gallery Lighting: Theory and Practice
Hazards in Collections
Conservation of Tracing Paper
Conservation of Glass Objects
Digital Photography of Museum Objects
Retouching Modern and Contemporary Painted Surfaces
Chemistry and Conservation – a Refresher Day
Loans in Practice: objects and paintings

We are aiming to organise the courses again later this year (depending on how current events transpire) and will inform you once we have more details.

Any enrolled participant will be informed via email when we cancel a course.

We hope that you and yours are well and will keep healthy.


Discussions centre on aspects of deterioration, restoration methods and proper conditions for storage and display.Practical sessions focus on cleaning, reconstruction, adhesion and gap filling and the use of different techniques and materials.

The course is aimed at practising glass and other conservators and requires a background knowledge in conservation.

Details of the techniques and materials covered in this course can be found in Stephen Koob’s book Conservation and Care of Glass Objects published by Archetype Publications with the Corning Museum of Glass (2006) (each participant will receive a copy).

The images shown here are reproduced with the kind permission of Krassimira Frangova, who participated in the 2019 course.

Previous comments

2019: ‘I certainly feel more confident with these treatments than before’

2015: “I had a great time during last week. Steven Koob and his professionalism is really great and inspiring:)”

2011: …I would like to thank you for the course and the way everything was organized…the course itself was extremely useful, and led by Stephen just brilliantly.

2006: Stephen Koob is a down-to-earth instructor who shares techniques and facts about glass with ease and enthusiasm….his latest book is a valuable reference tool.