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Dates:Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Sunday, May 15, 2022
Hours:9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Exhibits
The Harvard Museum of Natural History invites you to an exhibit showcasing the efforts to conserve father-and-son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka's extraordinary glass flowers.

Over their fifty years of creating the Glass Flowers, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, father and son, continually experimented with materials and methods that pushed the boundaries of glassworking.

Years later, their complex and varied practices presented unique challenges for the conservators preserving and protecting the models, which led to a suite of conservation processes nearly as varied as the Blaschka’s techniques.

From the Hands of the Makers explores what it takes to both make and conserve a model and investigates the lingering mysteries surrounding the making of the glass flowers—closely held secrets that only modern technology can reveal.

See https://bit.ly/HMSCExhibitions for hours and reservations (advance registration required).

Image credit: Dichanthelium xanthophysum (Slender rosette grass), Model 774, Rudolf Blaschka, 1923.

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, Harvard University Herbaria/Harvard Museum of Natural History © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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Adults: $15.00, Seniors (65+): $13.00, Harvard ID Holders: Free, Non-Harvard students with I.D.: $10.00, Youth ages 3–18: $10.00, Youth under 3: Free, Members: Free

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hmsc.harvard.edu/visit

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26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA, 02138 map
Phone: 617-959-3481

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