Sheffield: Guided tour of the Turner Museum of Glass *FULL*
20th - 20th Apr 2017
Join us for a guided tour of the Turner Museum of Glass from 2pm to 3.30pm on Thursday 20th April 2017.
About the Museum
The Turner Museum of Glass is one of the UK’s most interesting and comprehensive collections of nineteenth and twentieth century glass. From drinking glasses to contemporary installations the Museum celebrates the skill and artistry of glassmakers. Pieces by all the major European and American glassmakers are on display and the collection is unrivalled in its display of work from the 1920s to the 1950s. The Museum was founded in 1943 by Professor W.E.S. Turner. Also responsible for founding the academic discipline of glass technology, Turner was a keen and imaginative collector. He wanted the Museum to act as an inspiration for all those working with glass by showing beautiful objects alongside technical innovation. Turner founded his Museum at the University of Sheffield where he worked. Since 1993 it has been located at the heart of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering where it continues to grow. It is an important resource for research and welcomes visitors from around the world.
This will include a talk by Emeritus Professor John M Parker.
If you would like to book onto tour please call today to book your free place 0800 032 3723
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