Glass Society Lecture 27 June 2019

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 27. June 2019 - 18:30
Artworkers Guild 6 Queen Square London WC1N 3AT

Matters of Ambivalence : Aspects of glass in Ancient Rome and The Middle Ages - Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosig

The problem with glass seems obvious: On the one hand it is a shining, beautiful and precious material, and on the other hand it can break very easily. It is a material that triggers opposing feelings of admiration and fear. In presenting a small number of Roman and Medieval written sources, further aspects of the ambivalence of glass will be shown, which offer a richer image of the meaning of this material in the respective periods.

Dr Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is Head of the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf Kunstpalast Museum; he was Curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass from 2004–2008.