Profile of the Event

The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou holds the International Triennial of Glass and Jewellery once every 3 years, a showcase of the best that has appeared on the Czech glass and costume jewellery market in the last 3 years.

Project characteristics:

  • It is aimed at supporting cultural and creative industries. It continues the tradition of international exhibitions of costume jewellery and glass, which were held regularly from the 1960s until 1989 due to the great interest of the public. It is the largest non-commercial show of contemporary
    Czech glass and costume jewelry in the entire Czech Republic.
  • With the exception of the museum’s reconstruction period, it was organized in a three-year cycle. The 9th edition will take place in 2023.
  • Thanks to its unique dramaturgy, it was included among the most important events of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and is regularly significantly financially supported.
  • As part of the year 2023, there will be four themed exhibitions, two symposia and several accompanying events organized
    in cooperation with partners.
  • At the main exhibition TRENDS.DESIGN.PRODUKTION (16.6.-12.11.2023) 48 companies, brands and studios from 5 European countries will present their products, from small glass studios to large glass factories and major brands.
  • A trio of promising young glass artists will be given space at the DIRECTIONS TO THE STARS exhibition (June 16-November 12, 2023) in the architecturally extraordinary space of the glass museum extension. Miroslava Ptáčková, Tomáš Prokop and František Jungvirt will be introduced.
  • The thematically focused Designer Jewelery Symposium (6 participants) culminates in the COMPUTER JEWELERY exhibition, supplemented by the works of approximately 30 other creators (December 7, 2023-April 7, 2024). The following promised to attend the symposium: Martin Jošt Pouzar, Martin Verner, Kamila Housová Mizerová, Karol Weisslechner (Slovakia), Piotr Cieciura (Poland), Theo Smeets (Germany).
  • For the first time this year, the project will also focus on the environmental aspect, with an exhibition and educational program for the public and schools, both under the title MATERIAL: GLASS – PACKAGING (16.6.-12.11.2023).
  • The goal is to present glass as a sustainable, infinitely recyclable material.
  • At the end of the year, a symposium of Christmas decorations will be launched, which should bring new, original collections of traditional Czech items from a trio of renowned design studios. It will thus follow on from the new permanent exhibition of Christmas decorations WORLD OF WONDERS, which the museum opened in 2022.

       The main objectives of the project:

  • presentation of contemporary glass and costume jewelry in the Czech Republic to the general and professional public, in the context of foreign competition
  • introducing glass as a sustainable, endlessly recyclable material
  • strengthening awareness of northern Bohemia as a center of glass and jewelery production
  • presentation of the Museum of Glass and Jewellery as the only state specialized institution and center for the presentation of glass and jewellery production in the Czech Republic
  • The event is held under the auspices of the Minister od Culture, Martin Baxa

The auspices of the exhibition project

Deputy Prime Minister Czech Republic and Minister for Regional Development Ivan Bartoš

Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Martin Baxa

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Regional Development CZ

President of the Liberec Region Martin Půta

Mayor of the statutory town of Jablonec nad Nisou Miloš Vele

Czech Chamber of Commerce

Association of the Glass and Ceramic Industry of the Czech Republic

Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

Union of Glass and Fashion Jewellery Producers

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