What’s the oldest piece of glass in your collection? How did you become a curator? How does glass get its color? Ask us anything! The Corning Museum of Glass is joining more than 1,000 museums around the world for #AskACurator Day on Twitter on Wednesday, September 14.
Ask the curators questions about their jobs, our collections, exhibitions, or anything else about the Museum during this live Twitter Q&A. Tweet your questions to @corningmuseum using the hashtag #AskACurator. Meet the curatorial team who will be answering your questions:
Karol Wight, President, Executive Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Karol is a specialist in ancient glass and curated the recent exhibition, Ennion and His Legacy, the largest ever exhibition of mold-blown glass from Ancient Rome.
John D.M. Green, Deputy Director
John joined the Museum in January 2016 as the deputy director for collections, research, and exhibitions. He also is an expert in the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient Middle East and East Mediterranean.
Kelly Conway, Curator of American Glass
Kelly is the curator of American glass at the Museum. She serves on the board of directors of the National American Glass Club and is co-curating the 2017 exhibition, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics.
G. Jane Cook, Chief Scientist
Jane is the chief scientist for the Museum and the technical advisor for the Specialty Glass Residency program, which is a collaboration between the Museum and Corning Incorporated. Jane worked at Corning Incorporated for 16 years as a senior research associate where she conducted research in inorganic materials processing and composition.
Marvin Bolt, Curator of Science and Technology
Marvin is the Museum’s first curator of science and technology and is a specialist in telescopes. He is also the co-curator for Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope.
Alexandra Ruggiero, Curatorial Assistant
Alexandra is a curatorial assistant with a focus on the American, Modern, and Contemporary glass collections. Alexandra is the co-curator of Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and is the curatorial assistant for the 2017 exhibition, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics.
Katherine Larson, Curatorial Assistant
Katherine joined the Museum in January 2016 and is a curatorial assistant focusing on the Ancient, Islamic, European, and Science and Technology collections. Katherine is the curatorial assistant for Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope.