Murano-Istanbul: A Glass Making Journey VI
Event organised by Palazzo Contarini Polignac
19th century Ottoman glass appears as a synthesis of both Venetian and Bohemian glass. The reason for this is that the glasses imported from these two countries were loved and admired in Ottoman palaces for a long time. Beykoz Glass and Crystal Factory, which was opened in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecit, started to produce high quality glass products with the participation of European craftsmen and managers. The influences of Venetian and Bohemian glass, with which the Ottomans traded glass for centuries, can be seen on Beykoz glassware. The conference will be curated by Dr. Sema Postacioglu and among the speakers there will be Prof. Dr. Üzlifat Özgümüş of Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, expert of Ottoman and Anatolian glass and adviser of the Beykoz Crystal and Glass Museum opened in 2021.
Tuesday 12 September
From 5:00 pm
to 6:30 pm