Museo del Vetro

Glass Museum

Layout and collections

History of Murano Glass

The Murano Glass Museum collection is laid out chronologically on the first floor of the museum. Starting from an archaeological section on the ground floor, which contains noteworthy Roman works dating from the 1st to the 3rd century A.D., it follows to the largest historical collection of Murano glass in the world, with pieces dating from the 15th to the 20th century, many of them world-famous masterpieces. Retrace the history of Murano Glass Art following the links below.

At the beginnings >

From the fourteenth to the seventeenth century: the Golden Age >

The eighteenth century: fashion and creativity >

Venetian beads >

From mosaic glass to “millefiori”: murrine >

1850-1895: the revival >

1900-1970: glass and design >

Conterie  >




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