Meet the Presenters

Meet the Presenters

Marvin Bolt
Curator of Science and Technology
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. In this role, Bolt enhances the...
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David Brown
David Owen Brown works worldwide as a producer, videographer, photographer and lecturer specializing in wildlife, environmental and water topics. He holds degrees from Cornell University and the Brooks Institute of Photography. His work has aired on...
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Victoria Cain
Victoria Cain is a professor in the History Department at Northeastern University and teaches courses on American history, public history, and visual and material culture. Cain has published widely on the history of American museums, exhibitions,...
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Wesley Fleming
Wesley Fleming began working hot glass at the furnace in 2001 and gained valuable experience working for Josh Simpson and the MIT Glass Lab. In 2005, he studied with Vittorio Costantini and Lucio Bubacco on the Venetian island of Murano. Upon...
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Andrew Fortune
Collections Photography Department Manager
Andrew Fortune is the Collections Photography Department Manager at The Corning Museum of Glass. Andrew joined the museum in 1996 as a Preparator and Photography Assistant and, after becoming hooked on the challenges of photographing glass, he...
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Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Eric Goldschmidt is the Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor at The Corning Museum of Glass. He has been working with flameworked glass since 1996, when his roommate introduced him to the torch. Since then, he has studied with and assisted many...
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Carrie Greif
Carrie Greif is a Decorative Arts masters candidate with Smithsonian Associates – George Mason University where she is concentrating her studies in American glass and material culture. Currently, she is working as a curatorial intern at the Toledo...
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Dr. Drew Harvell
Dr. Drew Harvell is a professor of marine ecology and biodiversity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Currently she is studying the ecology and evolution of coral resistance to disease and the impact of global warming on coral reefs. Dr....
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Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Stephen Koob is responsible for the care and preservation of all of the Museum’s collections. This includes cleaning the glass and making recommendations for its handling, storage, display, and movement. He also oversees the maintenance and repair...
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Nigel Monaghan
Nigel Monaghan is Keeper of the Natural History Division in the National Museum of Ireland. In this position, he is responsible for the collection of over 550 Blaschka glass models of marine animals. The museum hosted the first international...
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Joshua Nall
Joshua Nall is Curator of Modern Sciences at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on mass media and material culture of the...
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Alexandra Ruggiero
Assistant Curator
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...
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Astrid van Giffen
Associate Conservator
Astrid van Giffen became the Assistant Conservator in 2009. In 2007, she completed the conservation training program of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a specialization in glass and ceramics...
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