From February 9th the renovated Glass Museum in Murano will be opened to the public again offering a new refined exhibition itinerary.
After a radical renovation and enlargement of the exhibition spaces, the Glass Museum of Murano
opens its doors to the public. The museum had been closed for months but now it opens again with a doubled exhibition surface, a completely renovated exhibition path and redesigned spaces offering the visitor the chance to appreciate in a new way his visit in the world of the art of glass.
The Glass Museum of Murano
, one of the twelve museums part of the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice
, is maybe the only place in the world where the art of glass
is represented from its beginnings: from some examples of the Roman times dating from the 1st and the 3rd century AD to some arts of the Renaissance, the original glass masterpieces of the eighteenth century and the innovative pieces of the 19th and 20th century. With no doubts, it is the only museum dedicated to the art of glass located in a still active and strongly rooted context thanks to the several furnaces still operating in Murano
The project of renovation
has involved both Palazzo Giustinian
and an area of the former factory of glass beads next to the museum garden (the former Conterie
). Now the restored complex has become a fascinating white cube that keeps the architectural lines of the old building and combines the natural and the artificial light that comes from the view to Fondamenta Giustinian.
Here you can find an original selection of 50 artworks dating from the Roman times to the 20th century. The exhibition path introduce you in the world of the art of glass illustrating in a suggestive way the main stages and the development of the glassmaking industry in Murano.
Moreover, the new area will host temporary exhibitions
and some events. First of all an homage to the master of glass Luciano Vistosi
, the great sculptor of glass dead in 2010 after many years of international success. The exhibition will be opened from February 9th to May 31st and will include a selection of glass works in black and white.
From April 1st to October 31st: 10-18
Ticket office: 10-17
From November 1st to March 31st: 10-17
Ticket office: 10-16
Closed on December 25th, January 1st, May 1st.
Line 4.1 or Line 4.2 - Museo Murano stop