Thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Google Cultural Institute, the Glass Museum in Murano is part of Google Arts & Culture: an online platform through which the public around the world can access high-resolution images of works of art in the collections of museums partners in the initiative, with the goal of democratizing access to culture and to promote its preservation for future generations.
For the Glass Museum are uploaded 54 high resolution images of some of the most representative works of the collection and the museum display. The images of these works accompany the visitor into a “journey” through the history of glass, virtually reinventing the wonderful collection of archaeological glass from those of the 2nd century b.C. the famous Coppa Barovier of the 15th century, to the more recent contemporary creations. Among these, the most important creations of the master glassmaker Pietro Bigaglia who worked between 1700 and 1800, the beautiful pieces of murrino glass, blown glass and mosaic glass made from 1500 to the present for the manufactures of Franchini, Salviati and Barovier, up to the modern design of the Seguso, Venini and Fratelli Toso glassworks.
Explore Civic Museums of Venice on Google Arts & Culture: Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento veneziano; Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo e Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume; Museo Correr; Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna; Museo del Vetro di Murano; Palazzo Fortuny