Karol Wight

Summary

Karol B. Wight is a museum administrator and is currently the president and executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass. She specializes in the field of ancient glass.

Karol Wight
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Wight at the Italy-U.S. Memorandum of Understanding Fifteen Years of Heritage Protection and Cultural Cooperation, 2016
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California Los Angeles
OccupationArt historian, museum director
Known forGlass art and artifacts

EducationEdit

Wight received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles in art history.[1] Her doctoral thesis was on the topic of "Mythological beakers and Roman glass production in the first century A.D."[2]

CareerEdit

In 2011, Wight was appointed executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, a museum with a collection of 45,000 glass objects that represent the history, science and art of glass. In 2015 she was appointed president and executive director of the museum.[3][1] She is also curator of ancient and Islamic glass at the museum.[4] Prior to that she held the position of senior curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum's Getty Villa in Malibu, California. Over a period of 26 years she held various positions at the Getty.[1]

In 2017, President Barack Obama appointed Wight to an advisory post on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of State.[5]

Wight has published articles[6] and books on ancient glass objects and glass making techniques.[7] Among them are the book, Molten color: glassmaking in antiquity.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Karol Wight Appointed Executive Director of The Corning Museum of Glass". Art Daily. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ Wight, Karol. "Mythological beakers and Roman glass production in the first century A.D." UCLA Thesis (PhD) UMI Dissertation Services. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Biography: Karol Wight". Corning Museum of Glass. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ "The Responsibilities of Museums and the Market: Karol Wight's Interview with the Antiquities Coalition". Antiquities Coalition. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Committee Members". U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ Wight, Karol B. (2004). "Glass from Oppenländer Collection Acquired by The J. Paul Getty Museum". Journal of Glass Studies. 46: 196–198. JSTOR 24190943.
  7. ^ "Corning Museum of Glass Library Collections Search: Karol Wight". Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  8. ^ Wight, Karol (2011). Molten Color: glassmaking in antiquity. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum. Retrieved 5 October 2019.