In preparation for Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the museum’s conservation department treated more than 70 Blaschka models. While some models needed extensive interventions, most just needed relatively minor repairs and careful cleaning. … Read more →
Flameworker Jen Kuhn remembers the moment she discovered the sea slug. “I was browsing a copy of Susan Middleton’s book Spineless and was captivated by the nudibranch [sea slug] on page 24,” said Jen. Though Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka never made … Read more →
Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s model of Ulactis muscosa, also known as a sand anemone, is quite photogenic. A large-scale photo of the model is featured on the entrance wall to the exhibition Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of … Read more →
When we began researching Blaschka collections around the world for the Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka exhibition, we had no idea how rich, interesting, and complex the list would become.