Gina Borromeo

Gina Borromeo is the Curator of Ancient Art at the RISD Museum. She gave a presentation to RISD Glass outlining the fascinating history of glass through the ages. She also co-presented a “glass forensics” project that she and Glass student Stella Zhong (GL 15’) collaborated on during Wintersession.  Gina worked with Stella to study pieces of ancient glass in the Museum’s collection, combining Stella’s technical knowledge of glassblowing with Gina’s historical expertise to better understand how these pieces may have been made.  Following the presentation, students worked with Gina in the Hot Shop to replicate various ancient glass forms in an effort to further investigate potential methods of production from the past.