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Conservation of Glass Objects

The Corning Museum of Glass

From: Monday 20.05.19
at 9:00am
To: Friday 24.05.19
at 6:00pm
Location:

The Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA

Cost:

£565.00

Event type: 
Course
Event language: 
English
Summary: 

This practical course covers the principles and practice of historical and archaeological glass cleaning, care, conservation and restoration. It is a rare chance to learn from the Master in the Master’s house!! The course will be held in the laboratory surrounded by the magnificent Corning glass collection

Event description: 

It is a rare chance to learn from the Master in the Master’s house!! The course will be held in the laboratory surrounded by the magnificent Corning glass collection. 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).