The Corning Museum of Glass is truly a unique Museum! It focuses on only one subject – glass. The purpose of this blog is to highlight the historical glass collection which is the most comprehensive and perhaps best in the world. The Museum has more than 45,000 objects and traces 3,500 years of glassmaking history. “CMOG”, as it is called, is a lot more than just the collection galleries, shown below are other features of the Museum as taken from their web site:
- The world’s best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500
- Hands-on exhibits that tell the story of the science and technology behind innovations in glass.
- Live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations all day, every day.
- Make Your Own Glass, the Museum’s unique try-it-yourself glassmaking program.
- A fully equipped glassworking Studio offering year-round courses in all levels of glassmaking.
- The Rakow Research Library, the world’s library of record and the finest collection of research materials related to the art, history, craft and technology of glass.
- An 18,000 square-foot GlassMarket, where you can purchase glass treasures from around the world.
- Corning Museum of Glass home page
- To see more of the wonderful glass at the Museum click on this link to our glass study gallery for Corning
The pictures below are a few of our favorite objects. Click on pictures to enlarge them and use ESC to return to this page.