Audio Tour

Audio Tour

Download these free Audio files below to hear the Museum's curators describe a variety of pieces in our collection. Listen to them right at your computer or download them onto your MP3 player to enhance your visit to the Museum.

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Flowers by Blaschka
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Learn more about the lives of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka and how they created the Glass Flower models for Harvard University at the turn of the 19th century. Glassmaker and historian William Gudenrath interviews co-curators Dr.

Keulenglas
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The phrase “medieval glass” evokes images of stained glass windows. But there is another world of medieval glass: objects made for daily use.

Material Culture by Beth Lipman
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Beth Lipman (American, b. 1971)
United States, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Brooklyn, New York
2008
Blown glass; silicone; wood table
H: 175.3 cm, W: 114.3 cm, D: 106.7 cm
(2010.4.43)

Covered Goblet
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Navajo Blanket Cylinder
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

1890: Advertisement for Mt. Washington
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Advertisement for Mt. Washington: Rich cut and decorated wares, including Royal Flemish and Albertine decoration, from the November 1890 issue of The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review.

Grecian Urn by Karla Trinkley
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Karla Trinkley (American, b. 1956)
United States, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
1992
Cast glass (pâte de verre)
H: 104.9 cm, W: 57 cm, D: 15.4 cm
(2006.4.150)

Contiguous Fragment Series CFB C Form
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A survey of one of the largest and finest collections of contemporary studio glass in the United States, Voices of Contemporary Glass showcases, for the first time, the collection donated to the Museum in 2006 by Ben W. Heineman, Sr.

Covered Engraved Dish by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1925–1937
Glass, blown, cased, applied, engraved
Overall H: 20 cm, Diam: 24.2 cm
(2009.4.93)