creating + conserving












Tiffany and Company used this reproductive technique to create presentation copies of a sterling silver vase.

The Electrotyping Process


Medieval craftsmen decorated metal by hammering from behind, a technique called repoussé. Watch it here!

Medieval Goldsmiths


Glassmakers create decorative vessels by blowing hot glass into an incised mold—again and again.

Mold-Blown Glass


Watch as goldsmiths demonstrate how to make traditional enamelled earrings.

Enamelling





Tapestry Weaving Getty video still
Witness the weaving process at Gobelins Manufactory in Paris, where historical techniques are still practiced.

The art of making a tapestry







Woodburytype (video still)
This process was invented in 1864 and achieved acclaim for its exquisite rendering of detail and its permanency.

The Woodburytype (9 of 12)