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March 22, 2021

In memoriam Jane Shadel Spillman

In memoriam Jane Shadel Spillman

ICOM Glass Colleagues are deeply saddened by the passing of our great friend Jane Shadel Spillman, former curator of American glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. She held this position from 1978 to 2013. Jane served as Secretary of ICOM Glass from 2007 to 2012. In 2012 she organized the committee’s annual meeting in Corning and New York City, a program considered on of the most interesting and favorited among annual attendees.

She also served on the Boards of the American Association of Museums, the National American Glass Club, and the American Cut Glass Association, as well as a member of the Glass Circle in London, and of the AIHV – Association Internationale pour l´Histoire du Verre, among many other organizations. She published numerous groundbreaking articles and books that are instrumental in the study of glass.

The passing of Jane Shadel Spillman is a great loss to the glass community. We will always keep her in our memory.

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