The Metropolitan Museum houses a world-class collection of glass objects spanning nearly 5000 years. Karen Stamm, the Met’s conservator of glass, will talk about caring for this large and varied collection in the Brooklyn Brainery partnership. The conservation of glass stands apart from the conservation of most other materials because it is transparent. Conserving a see-through medium affects treatment decisions. When choosing adhesives and resins for restoration, conservators not only consider the working properties, long-term stability and future reversibility of these materials, but also clarity, color and refractive index since they must match the transparent glass. Casting methods for replacing losses in glass are designed to ensure that they flawlessly match the finish of the original. This is not a hands-on workshop but more of an insight into the different methods used in the conservation profession.
- December 14th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217