Museum Exhibit Showcases Different Uses Of Glass

Curiosities of Glassmaking pays tribute to unusual collections that date back centuries known as "cabinets of curiosities." "The cabinet of curiosities typically included botanical specimens, insects, unusual horns or tusks, and skeletons.

Kind of all the kinds of things that were made in the natural world that were deemed interesting and unusual," modern glass curator Tina Oldknow said.

So, Tina decided to create her own cabinets of curiosity. She went through the museum's collections and filled these cases with all things glass, many of which were rather unique.

"I found odd things from Corning Glass Works made during the second World War. Because of the metal shortages, they made things like glass-tipped bullets and glass irons," Oldknow said.

Some of the curiosities date back a whole lot further, such as beads from the tenth century B.C. that were believed to ward off the evil eye and balls to ward off witches. And, those items don't even count among the most morbid.

Read the entire news on the source link below.

600450 Museum Exhibit Showcases Different Uses Of Glass
Date: 31 March 2007

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

The Carnarvon Fuse Art Collective presents a stunning public art piece digitally printed onto low iron, cyclonic glass.
In plan, detail and material our design embodies the Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery’s unique combination of industrial and art glass – performance and aesthetics.
Created by artist Catherine Woods, this beautiful glass and metal sculpture features abstract artwork that was inspired by photographs of the Silver Springs, Maryland area.
Goldray’s dichroic laminated glass was ideal for this installation, as it is exhibits a brilliant color shift based on the viewing angle, adding dimension and creating the feel of movement.
The piece, titled The Western Mystery, is composed of 90 square panes of glass in three different sizes and sixteen different colors.
Fratelli Pezza will be glad to welcome all the operators of the glass sector at its booth D04E01 HALL 5 in Vitrum exhibithion which takes place in Milan (Italy) from the 3rd to the 6th of October

Add new comment