Pre-Announcement, Yearly Meeting Lisbon 18 – 21 June 2020 / Annonce Jahresversammlung Lissabon


Pre-Announcement, Yearly Meeting Lisbon 18 - 21 June 2020 / Annonce Jahresversammlung Lissabon

Pre-Announcement Yearly Meeting Light & Glass, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal June 18th – 21st , 2020                         Scrollen Sie runter für Deutsch We are now planning the activities for our meeting in Lisbon in June 18th – 21st 2020, before our hostess […] Read the whole article »



Book Announcement / Buch Annonce Peter Rath – Joseph Holey


Book Announcement / Buch Annonce Peter Rath - Joseph Holey

Furniture in the Air / Möbel der Lüfte   A new book recommendation – from the pen of one of our founding Members, Mr. Peter Rath. Mr. Rath is now taking pre-orders for his book. The expected delivery date is scheduled for late February/early March. A look inside the book can be made here: Book […] Read the whole article »



SKD Blog, “Bei uns zu Gast” Interview mit Käthe Klappenbach


SKD Blog, "Bei uns zu Gast" Interview mit Käthe Klappenbach

“In dieser Reihe stellen wir Wissenschaftler*innen aus dem In- und Ausland vor, die in den Museen der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden zu Gast sind, um vor Ort zu forschen. Dr. Käthe Klappenbach aus Potsdam ist Kustodin der Sammlungen Leuchter/Mineraliensammlung und Fachbereichsleiterin Inventarisierung in der Stiftung Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg im Ruhestand.” Der gesamte Artikel ist […] Read the whole article »



“Serpent Arm Chandeliers” from Alante Valtaite-Gagac (Schlangen Arm Kronleuchter)


"Serpent Arm Chandeliers" from Alante Valtaite-Gagac (Schlangen Arm Kronleuchter)

Vytautas Magnus University’s scholarly journal (Lithuania, Kaunas) Art History & Criticism, Vol. 15, 2019, p. 5-20 Alantė VALTAITĖ-GAGAČ Cultural Heritage Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania  ORIGIN, TYPES, AND FUNCTIONING OF CHANDELIERS WITH SERPENT ARMS: FROM THE NETHERLANDS TO LITHUANIA  Chandeliers with serpent arms held at the National Museum of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Art Museum are among […] Read the whole article »



Venice Lectures / Vorträge von Venedig – Olivier Lagarde, The Chandeliers of Versailles


Venice Lectures / Vorträge von Venedig - Olivier Lagarde, The Chandeliers of Versailles

                          THE CHANDELIERS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES: RESEARCH, CONSERVATION AND RE-ELECTRIFICATION Introduction The Versailles chandelier project involves the examination, restoration and rewiring of lights in the Palace collection that were restored previously in the 1960’s. Several factors played a role in making […] Read the whole article »



Venice Lectures / Vorträge von Venedig Jaroslav Svacha, The Difference between Murano and Czech Glass


Venice Lectures / Vorträge von Venedig Jaroslav Svacha, The Difference between Murano and Czech Glass

This lecture explains clearly the differences between Murano (slow glass) and Czech Glass from our Glass Fusing expert, Jaroslav Svacha. Mr. Svacha promised to keep it simple, so that the lay-person can understand the differences without requiring a degree in chemistry, and he was very successful in doing this. To read the entire lecture and […] Read the whole article »