Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Resources

Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Resources

You may find the following sections of our website helpful before or after your visit.

Some basic guidelines for students and teachers

Information on art, history, science, literature, social studies, and technology of glass

An online dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking (also available in paperback)

This illustrated glossary provides an introduction to key glass terms.

More than 40 short segments on the various techniques employed by glassworkers: blowing, flameworking, cold working, and casting

The Museum also houses an extensive library open to the public

Learn how telescopes were created and how they work.

An interactive timeline that helps students explore glass in its historical context.

Discover the principles of glass chemistry.

Between 1984 and 1994 the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) excavated the remains of a Late Bronze Age shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship’s cargo consisted primarily of raw materials, including glass.