GLASS MUSEUM

ART, HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF GLASSMAKING…

FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT DAY

Glass

A WALLOON TRADITION

The Charleroi Glass Museum, the product of a joint project by the Federation of the Glass Industry and the City of Charleroi, is something quite unique in Wallonia. As the preferred space for the past and present of glass to intersect, it is also the living memory of the history of glass in Wallonia, whose richness is an integral part of the way in which the region has built up its identity. One of the institution’s key roles is to preserve this history but equally to add value to it.

Glass and Coal

MORE THAN A CONTRAST

The Glass Museum covers 400 square metres in the old lamp works of the Bois du Cazier coal works, whose architects have successfully preserved its original features. A glass annex completes the building, and a mezzanine doubles the amount of floor space available, so as to optimise the layout. Its architecture, which is open to the outside, combined with the determination to respect what was already there, is all about transparent spaces and the gleam of glass, helping to make the integration of the site so coherent. This is a new setting for the Glass Museum, which has been developing its projects and activities here since 2007.

 

La sculpture donne de l'âme au marbre.

François René de Chateaubriand

Le verre n'est jamais si bleu qu'à sa brisure.

Louis Aragon

Le style est comme le cristal, sa pureté fait son éclat.

Victor Hugo

Les autres petits génies subalternes, tels que fauteuils et presse-papiers en boules de verre, jouaient à s'y méprendre leur rôle dans un touchant tableau d'intimité ancienne et immuable...

Colette, Trois... Six... Neuf...

On peut comparer le monde à un bloc de cristal aux facettes innombrables. Selon sa structure et sa position, chacun de nous voit certaines facettes. Tout ce qui peut nous passionner, c’est de découvrir un nouveau tranchant, un nouvel espace.

Alberto Giacometti

L'art est un effort pour créer, à coté du monde réel, un monde plus humain.

André Maurois

INFORMATION

TEL+32 (0)496 599 214/071 58 08 56/ 071 86 22 65

ADRESSE SITE DU BOIS DU CAZIER
80 RUE DU CAZIER
6001 MARCINELLE

EMAIL     mdv@charleroi.be

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