MUSEUM OF GLASS AND JEWELLERY IN JABLONEC NAD NISOU

Promoted by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Established in 1904. The only museum specializing in glass and costume jewellery in the Czech Republic.It was awarded the 1st price in the Gloria Musaealis competition for the Best Museum Initiation in 2004 and was also nominated for the European Museum competition in 2005. The Museum of Glass and Jewellery exhibits its collections in three architecturally interesting buildings.

 


 

The main building

presents the best exhibits from large collection sets of glass, costume jewellery, coins, medals and plaques. The headquarters and a library specialised on historic and current documents on glass and costume jewellery industry, art glass and jewellery are also placed here .

The Belveder Gallery

is one of the oldest late baroque buildings in Jablonec nad Nisou. Various glass and costume jewellery exhibitions as well as exhibitions of national history and science take place in the exhibition hall. Permanent expositions include historical jewellery, clasps and fashion accessories and a parlour in the Empire style.

The Memorial of Glass Making in the Jizera Moutains

is the last house at Kristiánov, once the most important glass settlement in the region, founded by the Riedel family in 1775. The museum in a timbered house exhibits a model of a glass settlement and informs about the history of Kristiánov and glass production.