What will you see at the Glass Museum in Lviv
Glass Museum in Lviv is situated in the heart of the city on the Rynok sq., in front of the City Hall in a mediaval Palazzo Bandinelli. The first Glass Museum was established by famous Ukrainian artist prof. Andriy Bokotey in 1992 with the aim to expose the pieces created during the International Blown Glass Symposiums in Lviv. This is the first and the only glass museum in Ukraine. There are only few museums in the world having the art glass of so famous artists as Erwin Eisch and Theodor Sellner (Germany), Marvin Lipofsky, Stephen Rolfe Powell and Michael Rogers (USA), Yan Zoritchak (France), Edward Leibovitz (Belgium), Jiri Suhajek (Czech Republic) and many others. But none of the museums despose the collection of glass created during artistic forums at the same place.
First hall is created with the aim to show the history of glassmaking in Ukraine. The unique exhibits from I-II c., glass from Kievan Rus period and production of Galician glass shops of XVI-XX c. In the next hall we will show how the glass is melted, which matherials are devices are used and how to treat and decorate the glass. The bigest exposition is dedicated to the International Blown Glass Symposiums in Lviv. Here you can adore the unique art compositions made by artists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Slovakia, France, Turkey, Japan, USA and Ukraine.
We invite you to feel the world of Glass Art and to visit the underground of mediaval Lviv.
History of Glass
Glass was produced in Ukraine during all it's writen history
The first room of the museum created to bring visitors to the history of glass production in Ukraine. Here are unique pieces from I and II cc. found on the Northern Black Sea Coast, glass of Kyivan Rus period: jewelry, ritual vessels, mosaic fragments from XX -XIII cc. Blown glass products of XVI-XX centuries from glass shops of Western Ukraine. The exhibition displays also few examples from the range of factories, operated on the territory of Lviv region during the Soviet period.
Collection of the International Blown Glass Symposiums in Lviv
The exhibition is dedicated to International Blown Glass Symposiums, which were held in Lviv every three years during 1989-2013. More than 150 glass artists, art critics and admirers of glass art from 29 countries took part in it. The collectio of gathered pieces consists of more than 300 artistic compositions.
Our Glass Workshops
You can find out about several glass techniques with our artits who are opened to show you during our Workshops
Blown glass, fusing and lampworking