Histoires de Verre
Musee Lorrain, Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, Musee des Beaux-Arts

For the first time, three museums in Nancy celebrate the Lorraine region's illustrious history of exquisite glass and crystal craftsmanship. Centuries old technique and modern design have defined Lorraine as the worldwide center of creation in glass.

The Musée Lorrain traces the history of crystal and glass as far back as the Gallo-Roman Empire, also featuring recent productions by design houses Gallé, Daum, Baccarat and Saint-Louis while the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy exhibits the Art nouveau works of the frères Muller, an example of naturalist and modern style in the decorative arts between 1897 and 1914. Additionally, the Musée des Beaux-Arts celebrates the house of Daum as an entryway into the aesthetic of design in the 1950s and a vision of post-war creation.

This triumvirate of exhibitions offers a thorough overview of a material and a region that constitutes an essential part of decorative design history.

From October 6, 2007 – January 7, 2008

Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy
36-38, rue du Sergent Blandan
F-54000 NANCY
+33 3 83 40 14 86

Musée des Beaux-Arts
3, place Stanislas
54000 NANCY
Tel: +33 3 83 85 30 72

Musée Lorrain
64, Grande Rue
54000 NANCY
Tel +33 3 83 32 18 74