ART, HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF GLASSMAKING…
FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT DAY
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.
François René de Chateaubriand
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