In recent years, some of the most prominent Venetian institutions have devoted great effort to revive high-quality artistic glass in order to bring it back into the center of local, national and international attention. For example, the Murano Glass Museum has undergone a thorough restoration and extension under the supervision of the Fondazione Musei Civici, doubling the gallery space at Palazzo Giustinian, thanks to the restoration of the former Conterie, once owned by a beads firm. In a completely renovated museum visitors can now appreciate the key turning points of the fascinating thousand-old history of Murano glassmaking. Other examples are: LE STANZE DEL VETRO, a joint initiative of Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung; the Venetian Glass Study Days and the Glass in Venice award, granted by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti; the many initiatives by the Consorzio Promovetro to promote and safeguard Murano glass such as the European Glass Experience program aimed at fostering the art of glassmaking among younger generations. All these initiatives have been very successful with the public and the international media and are a common platform for broader action involving the whole city of Venice.

To take part in The Venice Glass Week the application form must be compiled and a project submitted by 28th February 2017. The Organizing Committee will evaluate the projects and exclude those that do not focus on artistic glass.

More info www.theveniceglassweek.com

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Monday, December 12, 2016 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Price: 
Free

from September 10th to 17th 2017

To take part in The Venice Glass Week the application form must be compiled and a project submitted by 28th February 2017. The Organizing Committee will evaluate the projects and exclude those that do not focus on artistic glass.

More info www.theveniceglassweek.com