Magic Garden – Bohemian Glass in Seven Centuries

Three halls on the fifth floor of the main building (380 m2 of exhibition area) are divided into four exhibition units, which are chronologically ordered. This arrangement makes it possible to present glass together with stories particularly connected to it and lyrical stories as well.

Glass is like a flower which grows from a seed and becomes a bud that blooms into a radiant beauty, bringing joy and soothing pain. This was the inspiration for our Magic Garden. The main layout of the space corresponds to a French garden with one main path and dominating features (bell, fountain, sculpture) and side footpaths with secluded spots.

The lyrical character of the exposition is increased by extracts from poems which are an inseparable part of the texts on the main panels. Scenographic aids take the visitor on a journey through time and the history of glass, on a journey from darkness to light. The exposition is based on a story of a journey from an anonymous goblet to a designer object. An answer on when, how and why has this process begun and where does it head nowadays is being sought.

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