On Friday 13th June at 5 pm the exhibition “Occhiali da Doge. Gli occhiali da sole nella Venezia del Settecento” (Sunglasses in 18th Century Venice) will take place.


The exhibition is organized by the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana with the collaboration of Comitato Venezia, Museo dell’Occhiale di Pieve di Cadore and Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro di Murano and it will be open to everyone from the 14th of June to the 13th of July 2014 (10 am to 7 pm, last admittance 6 am).

Consorzio Promvoetro, managing authority for the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, couldn’t miss this important opportunity and it has indeed participated to the exhibition with two unique glass artworks, realised by two Murano glass companies bearer of the Vetro Artistico® Murano, Simone Cenedese Murano and Vetreria Effe.


Vetreria Effe’s work starts form the idea of sunglasses in 18th century, creating a blown glass sculptures, with gold murrine: a pair of engraved red sunglasses with venetian images.


Simone Cenedese’s work is a reproduction of one of the exposed pieces. Lenses have been created blowing glass into the shape of a sphere, and then reshaped and incorporated into a reading glass.


The exhibition explains the history of glasses, especially in Venice where Murano glass lenses where the first one to be used to protect oneself from sunlight. According to recent studies those lenses had UV protection factors of very good quality.

About 50 interesting pieces are going to be exposed in the exhibition like sunglasses and gondola’s screens coming from national and international collections.