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The Glass and Crystal Museum was set up in the former administrative building of the Meisenthal glassworks, after it closed down in 1969. It is part of the Center of Decorative Glass. The exhibits are displayed on two stories: on the ground-floor, various presentations illustrate the different phases of production. Discover the manufacture of clay crucibles, learn about the composition of glass and of crystal, the technique of molding; watch how the craftsmen make stemmed glasses, cut them, engrave them and decorate them using chloride acid or the wheel, or make reading glasses and glasses for watches…On the first floor are exhibited various glass and crystal objects, the oldest dating back to the mid-19th century. Utility glasses and prestigious ones are exhibited side by side. Many bear famous stamps: Gallé, Burgun-Schverer and Co, Christian, Kremer, Daum, Muller, Lalique, St Louis…as well as stamps from contemporary artists. Video-films demonstrate the glassmaker's antique skill and dexterity.Ajout: The International Centre of Glass Art is a lab conducting research for contemporary glassware. From the mezzanine floor you can follow a demonstration of glass-blowing.
- Price advantages :
- Group (minimum number of people) : 10
- Other special offers : Une seule entrée pour le musée et le centre d'art verrier
- Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Guided tour for groups
- Languages spoken : French, German
- Practical services : Shops /Sale of goods