The Corning Museum has a website that contains images from part of their 45,000 item historical and art glass collection. The collection spans 3,500 years, and includes "The Origins of Glassmaking", "Asian Glass", "Glass in America", and "Glass After 1960". Visitors can search or browse the collection by the name of the artist or maker, the date made, location made, or the name of the object. One of the "Current Exhibitions" that has some fantastic images of glass objects is the "Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants" exhibit that can be found via their homepage. Visitors interested in seeing images and reading about the history behind medieval glass, should click on the "Medieval Glass Story". The first image, of a cage cup, is a stunning piece from the early fourth century. The last image of the exhibit, entitled "Nef", is Venetian and looks like an elaborate ship with a spout on top of a conical base. Visitors who would like to hear an audio tour of the exhibit should click on "Audio Tour" to listen to any of the 20 short segments explaining the exhibit.


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