Murano Glass Museum

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View inside the Glass Museum building.
Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum)
LocationFondamenta Giustinian 8,
30121 Murano, Italy
TypeArt museum, Historic site
DirectorChiara Squarcina
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.

Founded in 1861 [1], the museum is currently located in the Palazzo Giustinian. The palace was the residence of the bishops of Torcello.[2] 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.[3] It is located close to the "Museo" vaporetto water bus stop.[4] The museum is run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE).

The collection of the museum, one of the most complete in the world, ranges from antiquity to 20th century works including realizations by the famous Barovier & Toso glass company and glass textiles designed by Carlo Scarpa in the late thirties. [5]

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  1. ^ "Murano Glass Museum - Venice". Inexhibit. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Building and history: The building". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Building and history: The Glass Museum". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Murano Attractions". Venetian Glass Info. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Museo del Vetro: Layout and collections". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

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Coordinates: 45°27′23″N 12°21′24″E / 45.45639°N 12.35667°E / 45.45639; 12.35667