Spaces and exhibition offer doubled, now also temporary exhibitions available
The project involved both the historic halls of Palazzo Giustinian (wherethe Museum is housed from 1861), and an area of the former factory of glass beads adjacent the museum garden. The tale of a great history: the history of Murano glass, from its origins to the golden age between the 14th and the 17th Century, from the fashion of the 18th Cenutry to its rebirth in the second half of the 19th Century, to the latest trends . Everything is now found in one brand new place, with doubled exhibition surface, bigger installations and redesigned spaces .
This is the new Glass Museum that is going to reopen in Murano this 9th February with many masterpieces - unique pieces in many caes - from the Barovier cup from 1470 to incredibly beautiful artworks by Scarpa, Seguso, Martinuzzi, Zecchini, Barbini, just to name a few.
Accessibility has been update by removing architectural barries and installing two lifts. Last but not least, the collection that was stored in warehouses is now on display. Morover. thanks to the new spaces it is now easier for temporary exhibits to be organised: in this regard, the first temporary appointment will be a monography devoted to Luciano Vistosi.
The Glass Museum - one of the twelve owned by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia - is perhaps the only place in the world where the art of glass and glassmaking is shown from its remote origins :
from Roman pieces made between the 1st and the 3rd Century b.C. that have inspired the first Muranese maestros so deeply, to artworks of the Italian Renaissance, to the innovative virtuosity of the 18th Century glass masters which lead to the unexpected rebirth of Murano glass and the whole industry at the end of the 19th Century, to the most recent design language applied to glass.
For the first time an important collection of Venetian glass beads and murrinas will be exhibited.
The Glass Museum in Venice is the only one dedicated to the artistic glass, inserted in a context still active and strongly rooted, thanks to the many Muranese furnaces and glassworks still operating today: the relationship between Museum and glassworks will be fundamental for creating a complete Murano glass experience .
The Museum enlargment - with the recovery of a portion of the former Conterie (site of a company that occupied more than 3.000 people between 1940 and 1970), the redesign of the former spaced curated by Chiara Squarcina based on a project by Gabriella Belli, and the new display planned by Daniela Ferretti - have been possibile thanks to the City of Venice and the Europen Regional Developement Fund.
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