Murano Glass Museum opens exhibition to raise awareness of glass recycling

For the first time, the Murano Glass Museum is offering an exhibition featuring works made by the island's master glassmakers from recycled industrial glass, a totally unusual material: the aim is to raise awareness of recycling.

From Sept. 7, 2023 to Jan. 6, 2024, the Murano Glass Museum will host an exhibition that for the first time features about forty works created by the island’s master glassmakers with recycled industrial glass, a material they are not used to working with: in fact, it is a glass produced from second raw material, that is, from transparent and colorless recycled glass, absolutely different from the traditional Murano glass normally used.

Taking up the challenge were fifteen masters from companies that are licensees of the Veneto Region Vetro Artistico® Murano Trademark, who put themselves on the line by demonstrating that even from glass waste can be born splendid works of art, embellished by the techniques-such as blowing, glass fusing, lampworking, but also grinding and beating-that have made Murano’s high craftsmanship unique in the world.

The aim is to raise public awareness of the themes of recycling, more conscious use of raw materials and sustainability, presenting an installation that re-proposes, inside the Brandolini Room, the environments of a modern domestic loft.

The exhibition, promoted by Consorzio Promovetro Mur ano manager of the Vetro Artistico® Murano brand, the Veneto Region and the Chamber of Commerce of Venice and Rovigo in collaboration with the Municipality of Venice, Fondazione MUVE, CoReVe - Consorzio Recupero Vetro and Compagnia Energetica Italiana, is realized with the support of rehub and Veritas and the technical contribution of Effetre Murano, Favini and Officina Pinzon.

Murano: Upcycling Glass is part of the initiatives of The Venice Glass Week 2023, the international festival that since 2017 the city of Venice has dedicated to the art of glassmaking, and supports the Sea the change project to protect the lagoon ecosystem.

For all information, you can visit the Glass Museum’s official website.

Murano Glass Museum opens exhibition to raise awareness of glass recycling
Murano Glass Museum opens exhibition to raise awareness of glass recycling

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