52nd Annual Seminar on Glass: Beads - Life, Trade, Ritual

Museum-wide
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October 18 - 19, 2013
52nd Annual Seminar on Glass

This year's Annual Seminar on Glass, presented in a new two-day format, will feature lectures and live demonstrations focused around the topics represented in the Museum's major exhibition, Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead. This unique exhibition explores glass beads created and used by diverse cultures across the globe and throughout history. It explores the use of glass beads for fashion and ornament, as symbols of power and wealth, as traded goods, and as objects used in ritual ceremonies.

Hear experts such as Robert Liu, editor of Ornament magazine, and beadmaker Kristina Logan discuss historical beads, techniques of beadmaking, Native American beadwork, beads used and made in West Africa, 1920s French fashion, and more. Seminarians will also have an opportunity to make their own glass bead.

Registration is required. Learn more about the presenters and see the full seminar schedule.