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A Beginner’s Guide to Glass

Workshop with Kari Moodie (Curator)

Join our curator Kari Moodie to learn some easy tips on identifying glass.  Before joining the team at Inverness Museum, Kari spent 14 years at Broadfield House Glass Museum in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter, working with one of the best glass collections in the world.  This workshop will focus on how glass is made, because being able to identify the techniques can lead to further clues of where and when the glass was made, and even who made it.  Participants will be given the opportunity to handle different types of tableware, vases, paperweights and other forms of art glass which might be found at home, in a charity shop or even in a museum store!

This two-hour workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in antiques, history or how things are made, or those embarking on their collecting journey.  It is also open to anyone who works or volunteers in a museum that has no glass specialist knowledge in-house.  (Please note the session will not cover archaeological glass finds.)

Places are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance.  Tickets cost £12 per person, but this fee is waived for museum staff and volunteers (limits apply and the booking should be made by the workplace). The session is not suitable for children.  The workshop will conclude with a short tour of our Caithness Glass exhibition which is currently on show in the Foyer Gallery.

To make your booking, please email or call the museum reception on 01349 781730.

If you have any queries about the workshop, please contact Kari Moodie, Curator (Collections) by email or 01349 781738.

Thursday 21 September 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Room to Discover