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List of glass museums
The Committee “Fachausschuss V” – Glass History and Glass Design in the German Glass Technical Society DGG – maintains a directory of museums in Germany with significant holdings of hollow glass, flat glass and glass art from antiquity to the present.
The Hamburg Achilles Foundation is mainly engaged in the field of contemporary glass art, with a focus on modern studio glass. The Foundation’s collection currently consists of over 300 important works by internationally renowned artists and is exhibited as part of a museum operation.
European Flacon Glass Museum, Kleintettau am Rennsteig
Here, the glass flacon from antiquity to modernity as well as the perfume and cosmetics culture of Europe are the focus of attention. Unique highlights include the permanent exhibition “Perfume Flacons – A Journey through Time in the 20th Century” and the visitors’ gallery, with a view of the production facilities of the cosmetic container glass manufacturer Heinz-Glas.
The art of glassmaking is at home on the Weser. Many mouth-blowing works used to produce glass for the world market here. In most of the factories the fires have been extinguished long ago. We have resumed production at an original location for our museum visitors.
The state glass museum Frauenau is dedicated to the history of glass culture. The first section is a time travel through the history of glass production from ancient times to modern times. A second tour tells about life and work in and around the glassworks. Modern glass art forms the third museum section.
The Weißwasser Glass Museum was opened in 1996 in a glass manufacturer’s villa in Weißwasser/Upper Lusatia. With over 60.000 exhibits, it shows the development and history of the Lusatian glass industry.
The more than 3,000-year history and technological progress of glass as a material, from the luxury glass of antiquity to the Wertheim laboratory glass industry, is conveyed: exhibitions / glass play stations / ball-blowing / Christmas exhibition (Advent 1 – January 6) / “energy trail” to borrow.
The Network Glass Museums is a cooperation project of seven glass museums and museums with glass departments in North Rhine-Westphalia. Each of the museums in the network shows glass objects with individual focuses in its exhibitions.