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Scotland's 400th Anniversary of Glassmaking
Scottish Glass Celebrated in a Year Long Event
In 2010, 400 years of glassmaking was celebrated in Scotland with a whole year of events. This press announcement gives you the first news of the programme.
See Scotlands Glass web site for more details
An international conference took place at Edinburgh College of Art from 1st to 4th October 2010. In addition to a wide variety of speakers, there were three days of demonstrations for specialists and the general public, bringing the magic of glass to everyone. Scottish glassmakers will be showcasing their work to an international audience during this event.
Every museum and gallery in the country had been contacted and were encouraged to mount exhibitions of their Scottish glass collections during the year. Several pledges of support were made by some of the most important museums in the country.
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Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking: A new book celebrating the 400 years of Scottish glassmaking history. It is arranged to encourage readers to tour the country and explore our wonderful glassmaking heritage for themselves and is aimed at a general readership. Read more...
The book is now reduced to £9.50! To purchase, please visit Cortex Design for more details.
A directory booklet is also being printed to show every place in Scotland where one can see glass: not just museums, but buildings, makers and, we hope, archaeological sites. Every building included will be encouraged to open its doors to the public during 2010. All of the glass businesses based in Scotland are including in the brochure, but please let us know if you know of any glass business not included. We also want to know about glassmakers with a Scottish connection that are working elsewhere in the world.
A Unique Event
This event is unique in Scotland. It is ambitious and exciting. Please keep in contact to receive updates and news as they develop in the coming months.
Shiona Airlie & Frank Andrews
The Committee for the 400th Anniversary of Scottish Glass Making [more on the committee]
Blair House, Hirst Road, Near Harthill, Shotts, North Lanarkshire, ML7 5TL, Scotland