Have any burning questions about glass or the Museum’s collection for our curators? The Corning Museum of Glass is joining more than 1,400 museums worldwide in Ask a Curator Day on September 13. We’ll be answering questions all day long, so send in your questions to us on Twitter @corningmuseum using the hashtag #AskACurator.
Learn more about the curators and when they’ll be answering your questions:
Kelly Conway, curator of American glass | @theglasscurator | 9 am-10 am
Kelly Conway was appointed curator of American glass at The Corning Museum of Glass in 2013. Her research focuses on the history of American glass from the late 18th century through the early 20th century. Conway is the co-curator of CMoG’s current exhibition and accompanying publication, Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, and she is currently undertaking a re-installation of the museum’s American cut and engraved glass collection.
Katherine Larson, assistant curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass | @kalars18 | 10 am-11 am
Katherine (Kate) Larson assumed responsibility for the ancient and Islamic glass collection in July 2017, after joining the Corning Museum of Glass as curatorial assistant in 2016. At Corning, she has worked on the exhibitions Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library, Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope, and The Studio at 20.
Alexandra Ruggiero, assistant curator | @DecArtsCurator | 11 am-12 pm
Alexandra Ruggiero joined the Museum in 2012. She assists with acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloging and research of the Museum’s glass collections, with a focus on the American, modern, and contemporary collections. Ruggiero co-curated the 2016 special exhibition, Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, with Dr. Marvin Bolt, curator of science and technology.
Marvin Bolt, curator of science and technology | 2 pm-3 pm
As the first curator of science and technology at The Corning Museum of Glass, Marvin Bolt is responsible for developing and maintaining collections, exhibits, and programming in the Museum’s Innovation Center. Bolt co-curated two exhibitions in 2016: Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope.
Rebecca Hopman, outreach librarian | @extabulis | 4 pm-5 pm
Rebecca Hopman joined the Rakow Research Library in 2013 as the Outreach Librarian. In this role, she leads and shapes the Library’s outreach and oral history programs. Hopman provides leadership and expertise for library outreach to internal, local, regional, national, and international communities. She also provides reference and instruction services for both on- and off-site patrons, and conducts regular assessment of outreach activities. Hopman also curated the current Rakow Research Library exhibition, Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library, with curatorial advisement from Dr. Karol Wight, the Museum’s president and executive director.