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Biography: Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson
Katherine Larson
Curator of Ancient Glass

Katherine (Kate) Larson assumed responsibility for the ancient glass collection in July 2017, after joining the Corning Museum of Glass as curatorial assistant in 2016. She is responsible for the historical glass collection from its origins until 1250 CE. Larson also serves as Assistant Editor for the Journal of Glass Studies.

Larson is interested in ancient glass technologies and how people thought about and interacted with the material we call “glass.” She is active in archaeological fieldwork and has worked on sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey. Larson is the author of Ancient and Islamic Glass: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass, presenting more than 50 objects from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Larson holds a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Macalester College. Previously, she held positions at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Science Museum of Minnesota and interned at the Archaeological Museum of Corinth in Greece.

Blog Posts by this Author

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is by Chris Gerling and Anna Katharine Mansfield, who direct the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY. In honor of our special exhibition Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine, we asked them to tell us a bit more about how... more
The Corning Museum of Glass is excited to announce the publication of Volume 63 of the Journal of Glass Studies (JGS). First produced in 1959, JGS is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research on topics related to the history of glass, from its beginnings to the mid-... more
The leaves are changing from green to orange, the glass pumpkins are fully on display: fall is here at the Museum! With fall comes one of our favorite virtual events: #AskACurator Day, where folks from around the world can ask museum professionals questions about their work. This year, #... more