The special museum in Romont, the Swiss Glass Museum, exhibits works of art that have been created on and behind glass. The exhibits range from Medieval glass paintings to the art of reverse glass painting. Romont houses the world's largest collection of the latter.
The art of Glass Painting goes beyond stained glass church windows. From the Middle Ages onward up until today, artists have created diverse types of images on glass that are best enjoyed when held up and viewed against the light.
It is for this reason that many of glass paintings in the medieval castle of Romont have been exhibited in semi-darkness, with light streaming from behind them. And the Swiss Glass Museum has in a similar vein consciously left out information panels to accompany the exhibits, so that the visitor can concentrate fully on viewing the exhibits. Presentations, introductory courses on Glass Art and a research and information center on Glass Painting are also offered by the Glass Museum.
Children can discover the art of glass painting for themselves in the creative activity room. Young visitors will experience a world full of art and stories of the history of glass painting.
Panoramic tour of the Vitromusée
This museum tour offers visitors an insight into the world of glass painting and reverse painting on glass. The Museum Workshop is a chance to learn about the crafting process behind glass artworks and to discover the evolution of selected artworks in the permanent collection and alternating temporary exhibitions, including fascinating insights into how to work creatively with glass.
2 to 4 hours (half day)
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