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N. Astrid R. Van Giffen-[PA]

Corning Museum of Glass
Associate Conservator
Corning, NY
N. Astrid R. van Giffen is the Associate Conservator at The Corning Museum of Glass. Before joining The Corning Museum of Glass staff in 2009, van Giffen worked as a private conservator in Oregon and was the Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Objects Conservation at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museum (2008-2009). She completed the conservation training program of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with a specialization in glass and ceramics. Her training included internships at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD and The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. While at the Straus Center she did extensive research on the Blaschkas’ work, including their famous Glass Flowers as well as invertebrate models and lesser known earlier works in glass. She remains interested in the Blaschkas and has continued this research in her current position. Astrid in also very interested in developing new and innovative treatment techniques for glass. She has co-authored multiple papers on the Blaschka materials and on the use of cast B-72 for filling losses in glass.