International conference

Glass in architecture from the pre- to the post-industrial era: Production, use and conservation

5-6 November 2021 at the Vitromusée Romont

The conference is organised by the Vitrocentre Romont, the Bern University of the Arts, Conservation and Restoration Section, and the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern.

The conference is dedicated to the fascinating history of production and use of sheet glass. The aim of the conference is to highlight the interactions between technological innovations in the fields of sheet glass production and architecture and to elucidate the highly diverse properties and qualities of plate glass, which vary according to the manufacturing process used. Another objective will be to discuss the challenges presented by the preservation of historical architectural glass, particularly in the context of the trend towards thermal insulation of buildings, which often results in the replacement of the original windows.

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Information and Registration

Participation is free of charge, a valid COVID certificate is required. The number of places is limited, please register by 29 October 2021 with cr:fnenu.gnoony:ivgebprager.pu.

Vitrocentre Romont Au Château Case postale 225 CH-1680 Romont Tel. +41 (0)26 652 18 34 Fax +41 (0)26 652 49 17 cr:vasb:ivgebprager.pu