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MIT Museum to host family program on glass

"Glass, Glorious Glass," an in- teractive workshop designed to teach children and their families about the art and science of glass, will take place at the MIT Museum on Nov. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

"This innovative program is part of our Family Access to Science and Technology initiative," said Beryl Rosenthal, director of exhibitions and public programs. "Not only is it one of the many ways we share MIT's knowledge with the community, but it also gives families a chance to gain a better understanding of the art and technology of glass."

Co-sponsored by the museum and the Department of Materials Science, participants will see how that department investigates glass, its technology and art. Guided tours of the MIT Glass Lab will be available with MIT students demonstrating glass-blowing techniques. Participants will also view the "Incandescent Spirit: Page Hazlegrove" exhibit at the MIT Museum's Compton Gallery, an exhibition on the art of blown glass (see MIT Tech Talk, Sept. 26). Family activities will include simulating glass blowing by blowing bubbles, designing glass windows, and a hands-on investigation of a glass pumpkin patch.

The program is free with admission to the museum. Call x3-4444 for more information.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 24, 2001.

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