Le STANZE DEL VETRO project
From the point of view of developing the art of glassmaking in general, Le STANZE DEL VETRO project also aims to organise events and initiatives in collaboration with major Venetian and international institutions, such as the Venice Civic Museum Foundation, the Murano Glass Museum, the Abate Zanetti School for Glass and Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. The initiatives will be dedicated not only to contemporary artists who have used glass as an original means of expression and medium in their poetics but also to highlighting and studying the leading producers and major collections of glass worldwide. As part of Le Stanze del Vetro project, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the support of Pentagram Stiftung, has set up a dedicated Study Centrein its Institute of Art History. In addition to the periodic organisation of exhibitions on Venetian glass, the Study Centre will promote: the gradual construction of a General Archive of Venetian Glass, to be made available to the scholarly community and for reviving and developing the art of glassmaking; the creation of a specialised library within the art history library; the organisation of seminars, conferences and workshops for scholars and artists interested in the history, technology and development of the art of glassmaking; and lastly, scholarships specifically addressed to researchers interested in the topic.The activities in Le STANZE DEL VETRO project rely on a scientific committee made up of Giuseppe Pavanello (Director of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History), Marino Barovier, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, David Landau, Laura de Santillana and Nico Stringa.
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