Lecture: The Impact Of Glass With Andy Mc Connell

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"Glass is the greatest substance ever created and yet it remains largely invisible to us, in more ways than one." - Andy McConnell

This lunch-box lecture by renowned glass authority, Andy McConnell (BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' fame), examines the astonishing impact of glass on both our lives and those of our ancestors.

McConnell explores the catalytic effect that glass has had across the range of human endeavour since the Renaissance: through science, medicine and technology to architecture, travel and communications.

Where, for instance, would we be without spectacles, light bulbs and windscreens? How many of us would be alive if it were not for the identification of germs and microbes through the use of microscope lenses? And how pleasurable would life be without window glass and loft insulation? Without glass, we would have no computers, televisions, films, telephones...

Glass is a magical substance whose role in transforming our lives is both immeasurable and almost entirely unrecognised. This talk attempts to put this omission to rights.

This event coincides with the exhibition 'GLASS: art design architecture' at QUT Art Museum.

This is a free event, however registrations are essential.

Related event: Mini-Roadshow: Glass with Andy McConnell

Image: Architectus + Ingenhoven
1 Bligh Street, Sydney, 2009-11,
Building owned by Dexus Property Group and Cbus Property
Photo: H. G. Esch
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By: QUT Art Museum

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