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BURANO: MUSEUMS

Museo del Merletto:
is located in Piazza Baldassarre Galoppi and by its ample dimensions is distinguished from all other small squares present on the island.
It faces two elegant Gothic buildings: one was the seat of the Podestà and now the Communal seat, whilst the other hosts the Scuola dei Merletti (Merletti School) and the Merletti Museum, where visible testimonies of this type of art can be found and which gave worldwide fame to the artisan sector of the island. The activity of Merletto, taken as true and proper art, began in principle in the 16th Century. The school of Merletto was then instituted in 1782. The historical material of the Museum has seen a new way of cataloguing beginning in 1995 and in the same period restoration work began on the older Merletti works. The pieces exhibited are of immense historical-artistic value and the documentation is also enriched with designs, photos and iconic testimonies.

MURANO: MUSEUMS

Palazzo Giustinian “Museo dell’Arte Vetraria” (Museum of Glass Art):
is located in a late 17th Century building, constructed on the wishes of Bishop Marco Giustinian.
The Museum of Glass Art has been housed here since 1861 – today known as the Glass Museum – which has a collection which is testimony to the evolution and richness of artwork on glass. The layout dates back to 1979 following a strong campaign of restoration work on the building. The collection exhibited is of very high quality and also contains extremely rare pieces. The order of works exhibited is set out on two main floors in the building and is in chronological order beginning with archaeological glasswork from the II century BC and ending up with the production of works in the 20th Century which have been produced by some of the most renowned international artists of the 20thCentury.

TORCELLO: MUSEUMS

Museo di Torcello:
is located in the Archive and Council buildings, dating back to the 14th Century and decorated with elegant windows in Gothic Venetian style.
The museum was already instituted in 1870 and was named “Museum of the Estuary.” It collects archaeological reliefs from the lagoon area and various finds from digs carried out on the island. It’s divided mainly into two sections: the first is practically archaeological and is seated in the Archive building. The second covers the medieval to modern eras and is housed in the adjacent Council building. In their entirety, the sections cover the 6th Century BC to works coming from the 15th Century.

 

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