ICOM Glass Annual Meeting 2023

25. September 2023 - 29. September 2023, Innsbruck

‘Glass in Tyrol’



Dear ICOM Glass Members,
The 2023 ICOM Glass Annual Meeting will take place in Tyrol from 25 to 29 September 2023. Christina Zenz, head ad interim of the Collection of Ancient Art in the Tyrolean State Museums in Innsbruck and Milan Hlaveš, member of the Board of the ICOM Glass Committee, organized this meeting and prepared for us a varied program of visits. In Innsbruck, the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art will host two papers sessions and our Annual General Assembly. The program includes visits to the Strasser Glass Collection (Ambras Castle), to the museum depository and restoration workshops of the Tyrolean State Museums as well as excursions to Hall, Kramsach, Rattenberg, Kufstein and Wattens, where fine Tyrolean glassware have been manufactured for many centuries.

This year, the Tyrolean State Museums are hosting the annual meeting of members of ICOM Glass – ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass.
The beginnings of local glass production, processing and refinement date back to the Middle Ages and early modern times and extend to the present day. For one week, international glass experts will have the opportunity to exchange and inform themselves about glass production in Tyrol.


The organiser ICOM Glass, together with the Tyrolean State Museums and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (project Corpus Vitrearum at the Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies), is organising an interesting programme for invited international glass experts. This includes lectures by ICOM Glass members and invited speakers. Furthermore, institutions and production sites that deal with the material glass historically and currently will be visited.


9 – 9.30 a.m.
Welcome by ICOM Glass and the Tyrolean State Museums


9.30 – 10.10 a.m.
Christina Wais-Wolf / Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna / Austria
Tyrolean stained glass from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period


10.10 – 10.50 a.m.
Reinhard Rampold / Innsbruck / Austria
Tyrolean stained glass in the 19th and 20th centuries


10.50 – 11.15 a.m.


11.15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Angela Vorhofer / Glass conservator-restorer, Brixlegg / Austria
Martin Bucher / Glass conservator-restorer, Vienna / Austria
Christoph Tinzl / Conservator-restorer, National Heritage Agency, Vienna / Austria
History and practice of stained glass restoration in Austria


12 – 12.30 p.m.
Rudi Gritsch / HTL Glass & Chemistry Kramsach / Austria
The glass huts (glassworks) in Kramsach and Hopfgarten / Hörbrunn (1626 – 1933)


12.30 – 12.45 p.m.
Reino Liefkes / Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Great Britain
William Smith’s Glass Beaker


1 – 2.30 p.m.


3 – 5 p.m.
Ambras Castle, guided tour of the Strasser Glass Collection


6 – 7 p.m.
Thomas Steppan / Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck / Austria
Evening lecture: The Artuqid Bowl. An important work of medieval enamel art and its special position in the context of cultural encounters


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit to the Tiroler Glasmalerei, Innsbruck


12 – 1.30 p.m.


1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Visit to the workshop of Thomas Medicus, Innsbruck


2.45 – 3.15 p.m.
Valérie Montens / European Ceramics & Glass Collections Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels / Belgium
Tyrolean Glass from the MRAH


3.15 – 3.30 p.m.
Sven Hauschke / Veste Coburg Art Collections, Coburg / Germany
Armorial glass ware from Tyrol for Southern German noble families


3.30 – 4 p.m.


4 – 4.15 p.m.
Teresa Almeida / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto /Portugal
20 years of research at Vicarte: An exhibition at the glass museum in the international year of glass


4.15 – 4.30 p.m.
Maartje Brattinga / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam / Netherlands
Glass and childrearing in the Dutch Republic


4.30 – 4.45 p.m.
Bettina K. Schneider / Conservation & Restoration of Glass and Collections Management, Berlin / Germany
Doomed to perish? – Rescue and metamorphosis of an 18th century Saxon glass-arm chandelier


4.45 – 5 p.m.
Anne-Laure Carré / Museé des Arts et Métiers Cnam, Paris / France
Assessing glass fibres and glass textiles in collection: a collaborative project


5 – 5.15 p.m.
Ruriko Tsuchida / Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama / Japan
Exhibition of Glass City of Toyama


5.15 – 7 p.m.



9.15 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Visit to the Collections and Research Centre of the Tyrolean State Museums, Hall / Tyrol


12 – 1.30 p.m.


1.30 – 2 p.m.
Visit to the Parish Church in Hall / Tyrol


2 – 4 p.m.
The Hall Glassworks (1534 – 1635), visit to the Stadtmuseum
Hall and the City Archaelogy of Hall in Tirol



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