The fine and varied collection leads the viewer through the evolution of this unusual age-old craft in which colour, form and light are cleverly blended to form a work of art.These superb collections present a unique over-view of the arts of stained glass and reverse painting on glass, reflecting a wonderful world of images alive with light and colour. The medieval and Renaissance wings of Romont castle, joined by a glass passerelle, and set against the backdrop of the magnificent courtyard and orangery, provide the perfect showcase for these masterpieces in glass from the Middle Ages through to the 21st century Part of a collection of "Indergand" tools are displayed in the workshop, and demonstrations take place regularly. The children's area offers activities linked to temporary exhibitions. There are some particularly fine works from the art nouveau period, including the enchanting St. Cecilia (around 1900), which probably originated from the studio of Louis Tiffany. The original castle also houses a stained glass research and information centre whose library is open to the public on demand.
This region has an exceptional glassworking history: stained glass cricuits and a special stained glass route allow visitors to wander in the heart of this charming countryside and visit buildings with valuable contemporary stained glass windows.

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Address:
Au Château
Romont
Switzerland


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 41(0)26 652 10 95
Fax: 41 (0)26 652 49 17
Email: info@vitromusee.ch
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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