The Kunstgewerbemuseum owns a rich and comprehensive collection of glassware from the 19th century that has been kept in storage and little researched to date. Around 300 glasses demonstrate the different techniques used to finish and decorate glass over the course of a century. At the time, the latest developments from the glass workshops were presented at industry and world expositions.
An interesting aspect in this context is the museum’s acquisitions policy. In the early years, it was supported by the Prussian Ministry of Trade but also had its own budget for purchasing objects at the world’s fairs. The publication will complement the existing catalogue Glas der Moderne (1880–1930) (Modern Glass, 1880–1930).
Contact: Dr Susanne Netzer, Chief Custodian, Kunstgewerbemuseum