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Care of Metal, Glass, and Ceramic Objects (Level 2)

This introductory course highlights the care and preservation of ancient, historic, and contemporary objects made of metal (ferrous and non-ferrous), glass, and ceramic including composite objects. Each day includes both lectures and hands-on workshops using objects from the Logan Museum to illustrate key issues. Discussions for each material will include:

  • what the material is and an overview of common manufacturing techniques,
  • the main agents of deterioration and preservation strategies for storage and display,
  • how to evaluate an object’s condition including how to identify and assess historic repairs,
  • when conservation treatment may be necessary and how to protect the object until treatment can be performed.

Participants will be asked to fill out a survey prior to class so that topics can be tailored to their needs, as the care of metal, glass, and ceramic is a broad topic.

Course Dates

June 1-3

Course Fee


Early Registration



Cricket Harbeck

About the Instructor

Cricket Harbeck is an object conservator who runs a studio based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having formal training and a museum background, she specializes in preserving and treating fine art objects, historical materials, artifacts, and outdoor sculpture. She also offers expertise in a variety of materials including ceramic, glass, metal, plastics, leather and wood. 

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