Objects in glass
Glass is omnipresent in our daily lives, and has been so for millenia. Decorative and functional objects in glass became part of the Vitromusée’s collections for the first time in 2006, when the museum received a legacy from Ruth and Frieder Ryser; further donations were made in 2015 and 2016 by Joseph Arnoth. The Vitromusée also owns a selection of artworks in glass from the Saint-Prex glassworks, to which has been added recently an important collection of blown, moulded and pressed glass. This domain of the glass arts will gradually become part of the museum’s displays, with a whole new section being given over to it. Several examples are already presented online on the database vitrosearch.
Pharisa, F. (2016, April 28). Les collections du Vitromusée s'enrichissent de 1000 pièces. La Gruyère, p. 9
Tornare, M. (2016, April 28). Un millier de verres anciens en cadeau. La Liberté, p. 17