The Rockwell Museum Collection|
Posting Number 2828 Date: 11/01/17 Return to Posting List
The Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY created a massive Carder glass collection, which apparently 2,500-3,000 pieces of glass.
The collection took up a floor at The Rockwell Museum.
Part of the display was like a jewel case, with story board descriptions, in what was called the Reifschlager Gallery. The rest was in cabinets in something called the Rotary exhibit and there more have been some other sub cabinet descriptions.
In the calendar year 2000 the entire Rockwell collection was moved across Corning to The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG).
This transfer was by a loan agreement between the two museums.
The Rockwell collection was placed in what is referred to as Building B of CMoG, which is across the parking lot at the back entrance to CMoG.
While much of the Rockwell collection is on display, due to space limitation it is not entirely on display.
After putting out a call to readers of this newsletter for pictures of the Reifschlager display at The Rockwell Museum a few were shared, but in a very limited fashion.
There has now been found in the archives of the The Rockwell Musueum pictures of most of their collection.
These pictures will be shared in the coming months, beginning with pictures of the gallery itself and then on to more detailed glass pictures.
Hope you'll enjoy seeing these.
Photos, courtesy of The Rockwell Museum
On the theme of "vitality" within the Carder Steuben Club --
I am always pleased to renew my membership in the CSC each year. I appreciate the resources it offers that give me opportunities to learn, as well as the new "glass friends" I've made through CSC. Like many of the "glass friends" I've made over the years, some I've never met face to face, but I consider them friends nonetheless.
Let's also remember that vitality of our group depends not just on renewing our memberships, but also telling others about the CSC. Sharing our enthusiasm for this beautiful glass helps ensure that there will be people in line behind us who will want to own the pieces we've spent so much time and money finding, researching, displaying, and safeguarding.
I'd like to hear how my fellow members personally spread the word about Carder Steuben glass, and our organization.
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