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Glass. XVIII-early XX Centuries
Some individual exhibits of this section date back to XII–XVI centuries, or to the very inception of glassmaking in Rus. Our collection makes it possible to follow the main stages in the development of Russian glassmaking and to demonstrate its high artistic standards on the examples of works by prominent glass factories of Russia: the Imperial Glass Factory and major private enterprises.
Contemporary Artistic Glasswork
The museum collection presents the best works by prominent glasswork masters. Many of them were awarded the titles of Honored and Peoples Masters, won State Prizes and top awards of various competitions, gold and silver medals, they were corresponding and full members of the Russian Academy of Art and actively participated in All-Union, All-Russia and major international art shows. The Museum funds are also amplified with the works of brilliant younger generation artists, often following unknown paths in their oeuvre.