The Venice Glass Week
The Venice Glass Week is the first international festival devoted to the art of glassmaking, notably from the Island of Murano, and aims to celebrate and revive artistic glass. Venetian artistic glass is famous all over the world and glassmaking has been one of the key drivers of the Venetian economy for over 700 years. In recent years, some of the most prominent Venetian institutions have made a great effort to revive high-quality artistic glass and so bring it back to the centre of local, national and international attention.
The main promoters of the festival are the Venice City Council and four major city institutions with experience in this field: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano, the most important association in the glass sector, which also manages the Vetro Artistico Murano trademark of the Veneto Region.
To be held from 10 to 17 September 2017, the Venice Glass Week will include exhibitions, conferences, seminars, educational activities, films, events, the opening of the furnaces to the public and other happenings all linked to artistic glass. Besides the initiatives organised by the four main promoters, more than ninety partners, including foundations, art galleries, glassworks, museums, cultural institutions, universities, training centres and private collectors have already confirmed their participation in the festival. All the events in The Venice Glass Week will bear the festival’s logo and will be advertised in the events calendar on the website (www.theveniceglassweek.com) and in the social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.