Murano Glass Museum

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For other places with the same name, see Glass Museum (disambiguation).
View inside the Glass Museum building.
Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum)
Established 1923
Location Fondamenta Giustinian 8,
30121 Murano, Italy
Type Art museum, Historic site
Director Chiara Squarcina
Website museovetro.visitmuve.it
Roman glass exhibit at the Glass Museum.

The Murano Glass Museum (Italian: Museo del Vetro) is a museum on the history of glass, including local Murano glass, located on the island of Murano, just north of Venice, Italy.

The museum is located in the Palazzo Giustinian. The palace was the residence of the bishops of Torcello.[1] It was originally built in the Gothic style as a patrician's palace. The building became the residence of Bishop Marco Giustinian in 1659. He later bought it and donated it to the Torcello diocese.

The Glass Museum was founded in 1861.[2] It is located close to the "Museo" vaporetto water bus stop.[3] The museum is run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE).

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  1. ^ "Building and history: The building". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Building and history: The Glass Museum". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Murano Attractions". Venetian Glass Info. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 

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Coordinates: 40°52′02″N 14°15′02″E / 40.86722°N 14.25056°E / 40.86722; 14.25056