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Robin Brailsford Papers

Identifier: MS-0201

Content Description

This small collection consists of photographs (slides, prints, and negatives) of Brailsford's glass works, exhibition announcements, and public art installation promotional material, as well as collected glass- and ceramics-related ephemera.


  • Creation: 1964-2021


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.

Biographical / Historical

Robin Brailsford, artist and inventor of the public art / hardscape technique LithoMosaic, was born in 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in metalsmithing and sculpture from Syracuse University and her MA and MFA in sculpture from the University of New Mexico. She also trained at Pilchuck Glass School and was instrumental in organizing the first national warm glass exhibition in 1983. She founded Brailsford Public Art in 1985 and has completed public art commissions in Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas. Her public art has been recognized and honored by the American Institute of Architects, American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, California Construction Association, National Endowment for the Arts, and Western Council of Construction Consumers, among others.

Brailsford's influences include Helen and Newton Harrison, Christo, and Albinus Elskus. While she works primarily as a public artist, she is also an art jeweler (RAB Jewelry).


1.5 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Box, 1 Flat Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Robin Brailsford in 2017. Acc. 2017.009

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2017.

Robin Brailsford Papers, 1964-2020
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
December 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA