Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk

Director of the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Museum Kunstpalast

Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is head of the Glasmuseum Hentrich at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. After receiving his doctorate in Berlin, he worked at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin. From 2004 until 2008, he was curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. He curated the shows “Glass of the Alchemists” in Corning and “Art and Alchemy – the Mystery of Transformation” in Düsseldorf. Here, Dedo is also in charge of the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award that is granted to artists every two years (www.kunstpalast.de/cuny).

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Day - 1 10 Feb

Glass: A History of Meaning

Colour, transparency and fragility are such obvious properties of glass that it hardly seems necessary to point them out. Yet it is these very characteristics which have repeatedly given glass its significance throughout the course of history, a range of meaning and importance that is barely known today. When we look at glass, we are looking at a material with a rich legacy – an amazing story which has been unfolding for 3500 years and which will continue to surprise us in times to come.