Color, Metals, and Environments

Conferences & Symposia
Friday, April 8, 2022
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us for a one-day symposium celebrating the installation of artworks by Anna Mlasowsky, artist-in-residence at the Science History Institute.

Anna Mlasowsky Glass Art

Glass Art by Anna Mlaswosky

Courtesy of Anna Mlasowsky

Anna’s glass artwork explores and interprets the connections between rare earth elements, their extraction, and their uses, including their effects as glass colorants. In that spirit, this event brings together historians and scholars of elemental metals, mining, color technologies, and environmental studies for a day of shared scholarship and discussion. This symposium is intended as an interdisciplinary conversation with talks crafted for an audience of peers, scholars from other fields, and an interested public audience.

The symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and lunch will be included. The program will be followed by a reception and viewing of the installation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration is now closed. Please contact for more information on the event.