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Glass

Glass objects are made from a mixture of ground silica (sand) and other mineral modifying agents (usually metallic salts) that are melted together to create molten glass. The molten glass is formed by a variety of methods, including blowing and molding. The shape is allowed to cool and harden forming glass.

Enamels on metal are also glass. They are melted in place on metal vessels, plates, and jewelry.

Glass objects include:

  • stained glass
  • vases
  • art
  • bottles

More Resources (pdf)
Caring for Ceramics and Glass
Caring for Glass and Ceramics
Ring Supports for Round Based Objects

 

Preservation Principles
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Types of Material
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   Textiles
   Paper
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   Other

Types of Objects
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   Photographs
   Works of Art
   Newspaper
   Furniture
   Firearms
   Textiles / Clothing / Uniforms
   Toys
   Tools / Mechanical / Instruments
   Dishes / Glassware / Silverware
   Jewelry
   Native American Items
   Natural History Specimens

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