Light and Glass @ Palacio da Ajuda 23rd – 26th June 2022

Sala D. João IV










Full Programme for the Event

Thursday, 23.06.2022

12:00 Board meeting Light & Glass Board only
13:30-14:30 Arrival at Palace Refreshments in PNA
14:30 Opening ceremony in Palacio Ajuda

Dr. José Alberto Ribeiro (Director of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda)

– Dr. Helena Koenigsmarkova (President L&G)

15:15-15:45 Keynote lecture Maria João Burnay, Maria Manuela Santana, Maria José Tavares, Judite Bercial Piedade, The Blue Room of the National Palace of Ajuda. From restoration to genius loci.  
15:50-16:20 Lecture 01 Peter Rath, Curator Lobmeyr Archive – The Golden Hall in the Vienna Music Hall  
16:25-16:55 Lecture 02 Kristīne Budže, Bohemian glass arm chandeliers from the late 18th century in Latvia and in the collection of the Rundāle Palace Museum


17:00-17:20 Lecture 03 Regina Friedl, Conservation and Restoration of a Chandelier in Schloss Schönbrunn  
17:25-17:55 Lecture 04 Andreas Klug, Michael Vasku, Preciosa Prague/Vienna

“Computational Design & Interactive Light Installation“

18:00 – 18:30 Lecture 05 Rob van Beek, Architect, Soest NL

“The Future of Light Sources”



18:30 ~ 18:45 Discussion
19:30 Dinner with members and speakers

Casa do Alentejo, R. das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150-268 Lisboa


Friday, 24.06.2022

9.00 Meet at Hotel Miraparque


Bus to Sintra
10.00-12.30 Visit to Palácio da Pena (Sintra)


Director- Arq. António Nunes Pereira
13.00-14.30 Lunch in Sintra, Restaurante O Regional  
15.00-17.00 Visit to palácio Nacional de Sintra


Director- Arq. António Nunes Pereira or other
17.30- 17.45 Return to Lisbon (Hotel)


  Free Evening



Saturday, 25.06.2022

9:00 Start in PNA
9:30-11:30 Guided visit to the palace and glass storages Maria João Burnay, Staff PNA  
11:30-12:00 Lecture 06 Catarina Villamariz, New data on 17th century glass hanging lamps from the Monastery of São João de Tarouca


12:05-12:35 Lecture 07 Alantė Valtaitė-Gagač ,“Brass Chandeliers in Lithuania and Latvia from the 16th to 18th century:  Manufacturing, Development and Survival “  
12:35-12:45 Discussion
12:45-13:45 Lunch Break Catering in PNA  
13:45-14:15 Lecture 08 Karel Kanak, Restorer/Dealer Stockholm, “Show and Tell” a hands-on presentation showing candle-snuffers through the ages.  
14:20-14:50 Lecture 09 Käthe Klappenbach, Unknown Treasures – Bohemian chandeliers with glass trimmings in Erzgebirge churches and their reception in Erzgebirge folk art.  
14:55-15:25 Lecture 10 Bettina K. Schneider, Doomed to perish – Rescue of an 18th century Saxon glass-arm chandelier
15:30-15:45 Discussion
15:45-16:15 Coffee break Catering in PNA
16:15-16:45 Lecture 11 Bettina Levin, Glass Pearl Chandeliers from the Erzgebirge  
16:50-17:20 Lecture 12 António Cota Fevereiro – The lamp collection at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda  
17:20-17:50 Discussion
18:00 End of Seminar
18:15 – 19:15 General Meeting L&G Members only
19:30 Dinner at

Espaço Açores

Largo da Boa-Hora à Ajuda 19, 1300-098 Lisboa

Members and Guests


Please find the full lecture programmes here:

Speaker Programme Eng

Vorträge Programme DE

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Palacio Ajuda for the Lecture Programme on Thursday and Saturday, participation in the Lecture hall is free. Refreshments/lunch on Saturday are available for a price. Please register by sending an e-mail to:

The Agenda for the General Meeting for Members can be found here:

Die Tagesordnung für die Hauptversammlung der Mitglieder finden Sie hier:

AGENDA GM Traktanden GV 2022

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