Glass Bead Cleaning Demonstration [Tutorial]


In this video tutorial, Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, demonstrates how to clean glass beads using a brush and a moist swab. Her tutorial illustrates the difference between cleaning beads held loosely together on a string or wire and bead beads tightly sewn together on a medallion or other piece of regalia. This tutorial supplements Grabow's session, "Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork" given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington DC, on September 9-12, 2015.