Glass is an essential material in our everyday life but it is a material that we tend not to notice. Possibly, its transparency is what makes it escape notice. In this exhibition, we invite you to look into it and observe it directly to discover the key role it plays in today’s world.
Glass is found in containers, glazings, lenses, mirrors, electronic valves, screens and beautiful artistic objects. Also in the optical fibre that underpins the global communications network, the microscopes used in research laboratories worldwide and the telescopes that bring us closer to the origins of the universe. We use it in medicine and dentistry, in our homes and in the technologies with which we generate green energy. And without it we would have no containers to conserve vaccinations or good wines. What more could we want?