Rakow Research Library

Rakow Research Library

The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Its mission is to acquire everything published on the subject of glass, in every format and in every language.

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Catalog page from a London firm which sold a variety of goods, including crystal bird fountains, seed boxes, and bird baths. Silber & Fleming (about 1885-1889). Rakow Library collection. CMGL 89888. Full catalog online. This time of year, bird lovers are still enjoying the sight of tiny,... more
Jost Amman (1539-1591) was a book illustrator active in Nuremberg, Germany, during the 16th century. His woodcut prints have earned him a spot in history as one of the most accomplished illustrators of his time. Amman was born and educated in Zurich, Switzerland, and moved to Nuremberg in his early... more
This post comes from Laura Hashimoto and Bonnie Hodul, Rakow Library interns who are helping conserve the Whitefriars stained glass cartoon collection over the summer in conjunction with West Lake Conservators. Read more about this project and the collection in previous posts. We are thrilled to... more