The Glass Study Centre is participating in The Venice Glass Week

Presentations, guided visits and an exhibition by Marcela Cernadas

The Glass Study Centre at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini will be participating in the seventh edition of The Venice Glass Week, the international festival dedicated to the art of glassmaking from 9 to 17 September, with numerous exciting activities open to the public. 

During the festival week, the Glass Study Centre will be inviting the public to access its vast archive of documents and to admire the extraordinary variety of materials held there thanks to free guided visits (Monday to Friday. 10.00am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5.00pm. Visits must be booked in advance by contacting

From 11 September to 21 December, you are invited to visit the exhibition ‘Manifesto di Sabbia’ (Sand Manifesto) by the Argentinian artist Marcela Cernadas, 2022 winner of the tenth edition of the Glass in Venice Prize. The exhibition, proposing twenty new works created for the occasion, focuses on the various meanings of the concept of sand.

Offering a further occasion to explore the resources in the archive, on Wednesday 13 September at 4.00pm, the Glass Study Centre in collaboration with LAMA (Laboratory for Analysis of Ancient Materials of the IUAV University Venice) will host the research presentation Il vetro attraverso le analisi chimiche (Glass through chemical analyses) highlighting the results of various lines of research carried out over the past two years into the coloured glass produced by Cappellin.

The various events organized by the Glass Study Centre as part of The Venice Glass Week will conclude on Friday 15 September at 12.00 noon in the Barbantini Room at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini with the presentation of the book YOICHI OHIRA. Artista dello Studio Glass Veneziano. I disegni della Vetreria Anfora. This monography is dedicated to the celebrated Japanese artist who has worked with glass for almost thirty years, mostly on Murano, producing artworks in collaboration with the Anfora glassworks in particular.

Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archive Drawings, ph. Matteo De Fina