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curriculum vitae

Born in Chicago, Il., USA, living in Berlin, Germany since 2006

I see life as an ongoing learning process that always offers opportunities to create new things and to discover the past.


After graduating from high school north of Chicago, I went to the Glasfachschule in Kramsach in the mountains of Tyrol, Austria. After a amazing 3-year apprenticeship program as an art glazier, I moved to Munich to try out and apply my newly acquired skills.


Many years passed during which I have been involved in various fields of arts and crafts. But regardless of where I worked and what I did: my fascination for glass has never subsided and has accompanied me for over 30 years.


Through my undergrad museums studies, I learned the academic approach to systematising objects and the core elements of collection management.


In 2010 I decided to enrol in a graduate program, in conservation and restoration, so that I can now protect, conserve and store the objects even more precisely.


In 2016 I started my own company and moved my studio into the Goerzwerk in Lichterfelde/Steglitz.


The studio is a source of inspiration, a workplace and at the same time it is a place of creativity and connection.


I am looking forward to hearing from you! 


© Bettina K. Schneider

Professional experiences

2018 - 2021

Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

Bereich Museum des Ortes

Mitwirkung an Sammlungsbildung und -aufbau der Objekte aus dem Palast der Republik

2016 - 2021

Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin

Freiberufliche Tätigkeit als Museologin und Restauratorin

Erfassung und Bearbeitung der Glas-Sammlung für das

Projekt DiGi 2020

seit 2016

Bettina K. Schneider | Fine Glass Restoration

Conservation | Restoration | Documentation

Conservation & Restoration of Glass and Collections Management

2010 - 2016

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser & Gärten Berlin Brandenburg

Restauratorin für Glas, Kronleuchter, Keramik und Porzellan

Education & Qualifications

2015 Corning Museum of Glass  (CMOG), Corning, USA

Conservation and restoration internships with Stephen Koob


2012 Conservation and Restoration MA

University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany

Restoration Management, Preventive Conservation, Natural Sciences, Documentation, Mosaic, Artistic Techniques


2009 Museology & Museology BA

University of Technology & Economics, Berlin, Germany

Museum management, provenance, museum documentation, collection management, presentation and mediation,


1993 Veterans  Artistic Toscane, Siena, Italy

Internships in stained glass design and execution


1990 Glass College Kramsach, Austria

Degree with a focus on hollow glass grinding and lead glazing (design and execution)



Schneider, Bettina. “The Restoration of a Glass Arm Chandelier from the Middle of the 19th Century belonging to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens in Berlin – Brandenburg,” in Study Days on Venetian Glass, Approximately 1600's, (Venice: Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere Arti, 2014) 153-157,

Schneider, Bettina. „Die digitale Erfassung der Glassammlung des Stadtmuseums Berlin. Arbeitsbericht aus der Perspektive der Restaurierung“ („The digital recording of the glass collection of the Stadtmuseum Berlin. A work-report from a conservational perspective“) in Annette C. Cremer, ed., Glas in der Frühen Neuzeit, Herstellung, Verwendung, Bedeutung, Analyse, Bewahrung, (Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2022) 671-678,

2020 Studio Silvia Levenson

Printing on Glass with Silvia Levenson, Italy


2019 Studio Silvia Levenson

Kilncasting with Silvia Levenson, Italy


2018 Studio Silvia Levenson, Italy

Pate de Verre with Alison Lowry, Ireland


2015 Corning Museum of Glass

Kilncasting mit Jesse Moore, USA


2015 Corning Museum of Glass

Geometric Patterns mit Gayla Lee; USA


2014 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, U.S.A

Kilncasting mit Nathan Sandberg


2000 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA

Sculpture mit Preston Jackson

Figuredrawing mit Joanne Scott

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