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The history of glass beads

The history of glass beads

The history of glass beads
The collaboration with the Murano Glass Museum continues
11-13 September 2021 - MUSEUM OF Mocenigo PALACE - Santa Croce 1992 – 30135 Venice

Vistosi's historic collaboration with the Murano Glass Museum continues. Here, in the prestigious headquarters of the island of Murano, in one of the marvelous rooms, a stupendous Giogali waterfall is exhibited, whose iconic hook was designed in 1967 by Maestro Angelo Mangiarotti and made in our historic glass factory, the heart of the most ancient know-how.
Over the years, Vistosi has always supported the Museum by also participating in the printing of the precious book "The world in a pearl, the collection of the Murano Glass Museum" which collects and tells the history and production of these glass jewels, part of which is kept at the inside the display cases, in a dedicated room, born from a long cataloging work begun in the 14th century and today.

Objects of inherent value, entered into the history of design that will be the subject of a three-day conference, organized by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia from 11 to 13 September in a room of the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice during the week dedicated to THE VENICE GLASS WEEK. Vistosi, has decided to be the Main Partner of this event that will animate Venice and the islands from 4 to 12 September and Sponsor of these three days of meetings that will begin by trying to answer the question: Who invented glass beads? This intriguing question will be the starting point for the three days of the conference, curated by Augusto Panini, an international expert of beads. The prestigious speakers will tell the history of these small artifacts, from antiquity to the twentieth century, presenting the results of the most recent studies and placing the production of Venetian beads within this long fascinating story, which involves all continents and civilizations. The production of glass beads will be faced from different points of view: production, artistic, technical, commercial, economic.

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