Stained Glass Conservation

Medieval stained glass reveals a lot about life in the Middle Ages, but keeping these artistic works from falling apart is a detailed process. Hanne Roemich from New York University’s Conservation Center and Brooklyn-based conservator Mary Clerkin Higgins discuss the science behind glass conservation, and how these centuries-old relics are protected from the natural elements so we can enjoy them for years to come.


Produced by Katie Free and Neel V. Patel.
Music by Kevin Macloed via

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About Kathryn Free

Kathryn Free is a science writer and video producer based in Austin, Texas. Her work as appeared in Scientific American, Mind, Popular Mechanics, and Scholastic.