The glass collection is extensive. It includes pieces from Art Nouveau to the 1930s, with masterpieces by Gallé, Rousseau, Daum, Lalique, Marinot, etc. as well as an outstanding set of international contemporary pieces signed by the greatest creators of our day: designers, artists, craftsmen…
Over 4,000 objects from the Middle Ages to the present-day make up the richest collection in French museums.
The Glass Center was created in 1982 to promote this particularly rich heritage, collect a body of documentation that is unique in Europe, and provide a meeting place and research and study centre for professionals and art lovers alike.
The Glass Center has a specialized documentary collection:
2,500 books dealing with glass from antiquity to the contemporary period in all countries
900 commercial catalogs, old and contemporary (click here for the list)
300 monographs on contemporary French and international glass makers and press cuttings on over 1,800 contemporary designers
60 French and international specialized magazines