The Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Glass Flowers exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History is now open again, following extensive model and case restoration, space renovation, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting and display features.

One of the Harvard's most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers." This unique collection of over 4,000 models, representing more than 830 plant species, was created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, a father and son from Dresden, Germany. The commission began with only a few models in 1886 and continued for five decades.

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