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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Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750
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In their well-known attempts to make gold, alchemists also provided the foundation for modern chemistry and material sciences.

Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants
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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.

Hollow Torso and Omagh by Clifford Rainey
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Hollow Torso
Clifford Rainey (British, b. Northern Ireland, 1948)
United States, Oakland, California
1997
Cast glass, cut, assembled
H: 101.6 cm, W: 62 cm, D: 35.5 cm
(2001.4.19)

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.

Sanctuary
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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.

Burmese Lamp by Mt. Washington Glass Company
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Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
About 1885–1895
Glass, metal; blown, enameled, mounted, decorated
Overall H: 48.5 cm
(79.4.91)

Whale Rock Boat #201019
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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.

Tazza by Pairpoint Corporation
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Pairpoint Corporation
United States, New Bedford, MA
1925–1937
Lead glass, blown and engraved
H: 21.9 cm, Diam (rim): 21.8 cm
(75.4.49)

Plaque of Andromache
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The first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century, Reflecting Antiquity, shows modern works along with an exceptional grouping of rare ancient Roman glass.

Botanical Wonders: Preserving Glass Flowers
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In “Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers,” The Corning Museum of Glass brings to bear its unique curatorial, conservation, and glassmaking capabilities to illuminate more fully than ever before the story of the delicate glass repli