Murano Glass Museum

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Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum)
Glass Museum IMG 4295.JPG
Established1923
LocationFondamenta Giustinian 8,
30121 Murano, Italy
TypeArt museum, Historic site
DirectorChiara Squarcina
Websitemuseovetro.visitmuve.it

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.

History[edit]

The museum was founded in 1861.[1][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.[3]

Description[edit]

The museum is currently located in the Palazzo Giustinian.

It is located close to the "Museo" vaporetto water bus stop.[4] The museum is run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE).

Collection[edit]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Building and history: The Glass Museum". Glass Museum. MUVE. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Murano Glass Museum - Venice". Inexhibit. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Building and history: The building". 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.

External links[edit]

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