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What Glass has done for Edinburgh, and what Edinburgh has done for Glass

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New Register House

3 West Register Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YT

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Dr Jill Turnbull

Glass is such a normal part of our lives that we take it completely for granted, but it was not always so. In the 17th century few people had windows, street lighting was virtually non-existent and glass was an expensive luxury. This talk will look at the transformation of Edinburgh, as glass became cheaper and architects and designers embraced new possibilities. The city is full of interesting glass, the functional which we barely notice as we walk around, and the decorative, including some amazing stained glass which merits a special visit. It is also home to the glass department at the Edinburgh College of Art, responsible for training many of the artists whose work we enjoy today.

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