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Glass for a Living: How it works in Norway


We would like to introduce you to a non-traditional approach to business in the field of art glass, which we had the opportunity to learn about in Norway. During our recent excursion we visited several glassworks and saw how well the combination of glass production and tourism works. Our lecture will be suitable for the general public, but especially for glassmakers, students and tourism entrepreneurs. We would like to share with you our findings and experiences that this trip has provided us. The lecture will be accompanied by photographs capturing the atmosphere and beauty of Norwegian glassworks and their surroundings.


The lecture will take place on 5 June 2024 at 5 p.m. in the glass exhibition of the Municipal Museum at 37 náměstí 3. května.


Our working trip was supported by the EEA and Norway Grants - Bilateral Cooperation. Thanks to this support we have expanded our knowledge not only in the field of glassmaking, but also in the field of museum work, which we believe will help our further development.


Admission : 50 CZK


Zdenek Juna
Nová expozice
interier muzea
Zdenek Juna
Nová expozice
interier muzea

Easter fair in Běliště


The Fair in the Ethnographic Exhibition takes place every year the week before Easter, and since Easter Monday in 2024 falls on April 1st, this year it will take place just after the vernal equinox. It may happen that Běliště will be covered with a layer of snow, so we will try to create a spring atmosphere at least inside the house. 

In the premises of the wooden building, visitors will be able to choose from a large number of handicraft products, mainly spring decorations, flowers, rattles and clappers, Easter eggs, pom-poms, gingerbread, etc. will be available for purchase. The prepared snacks with Bělišťák, warm cider, spring soup, fresh cakes, mazanc or Yidáši will certainly come in handy to warm you up. DDM Mozaika and RC Andílek will prepare an art workshop for children. Traditionally, the local Disabled Association joins in with products from their workshop. Visitors can look forward to Friday's performance by the Swing Ensemble of the Elementary School of Arts led by Rudy Müller (from 4:45 p.m.). On Sunday, from 2 p.m., the Na židli puppet group will perform the fairy tale "About the Sprinkled Hen".

We look forward to your visit.

Zdenek Juna
Nová expozice
interier muzea

Grand Opening of the New Exhibition

We are planning the grand opening of the new glass exhibition of the museum, which will take place on 1 March 2024 at 5:00 pm. You are heartily invited!


The museum has undergone a comprehensive reconstruction, with attention paid to both the modernization of the premises and the creation of a completely new interactive exhibition. Our young visitors can look forward to a new children's corner, which houses a unique glass ball track.


The opening ceremony will begin at 17:00 with an opening in the Municipal Museum, accompanied by live music produced by ZOR - Kotlárovci. The celebrations will then move to the local KC Kino, where a rich cultural programme will take place in the evening and at night.


From 19.00, a Pecha Kucha night on the theme "Glass and a new coat" will take place. This event, characterized by short and distinctive presentations, will feature interesting guests who will share their views and experiences on the topic. The interactive part of the evening promises to be an inspiring experience for all visitors. After the presentations, there is an after party with music mixed by DJ Sven Jansen, which will last until late into the night. Come and celebrate with us the renewal of our local cultural treasure!


Expozice PF 2024
Jednací místnost pf 2024
Prodejna PF 2024

Jana Kasalová st. - Grafika, exlibris

 From June to August 2023, an exhibition was held in the ethnographic exposition in Běliště, which presented a cross-section of the work of Jana Kasalová st. It was started on May 20, 2023 in the chapel of St. John of Nepomuck within the traditional St. John's pilgrimage. Jana Kasalová (*1947) is a graduate of the glassmaking school in Železné Brod and the faculty of pedagogy of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, majoring in art education. She was dedicated to teaching all her life, until 2017 she led the art department at the local ZUŠ. He regularly exhibits here and abroad. At the exhibition, he presented samples of his work - graphic sheets - colored drypoints and a selection of exlibris.




Na Vapence

Mapa Brodec

Brodec 2

Chests of glass memory

The exhibition presents hitherto unknown historical glass from the collections of the Municipal Museum. It is a unique opportunity for lovers of art, history and glass craft to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of glass and discover its incredible richness and diversity through useful, festive and artistic works. After many years, the collection was professionally sorted and examined by glass expert PhDr. Jitka Lněničková as part of the project Connected by glass!. Hitherto hidden jewels and curiosities from the collection will be shown to you at the exhibition.


historické stříbřené sklo
detail flakonu
upomínkový lázeňský pohárek

Summer Glass Workshop 2023


Glass Symposium The Summer Glass Workshop is now in its twelfth year creating a platform for creative dialogue and sharing know-how in the field of art glass. The principle and goal of the symposium is to strengthen cooperation between creators who debate current topics, realize their creative ideas, gain and exchange experience. In just a few days, the artists work on their works in the local glass school. These works are also created thanks to the skills of artistic craftsmen - glass masters and grinders, who take a significant part in the realization.

The organizers of the 12th year welcomed a total of seven participants this year. The symposium was held in an international format, as two female artists traveled from Norway. For the sixth time, the Detesk company participated in this project, which once again created the technological and material background for one of the seven participants.

2022 Summer Glass Workshop

The exhibition of the results of the XIth year of the Summer Glass Workshop glass symposium took place in the glass exhibition of the Municipal Museum. Thanks to a subsidy from the EEA and Norwegian funds, this year’s international symposium was also attended by three Norwegian glass artists – Jeanne Sophie Aas, Ida Siebke and Kjersti Johannessen – who, together with Slovak artists Palo Mach, Jaroslav Bejvl and Marian Volráb, worked in the glassworks of the Železný Brod glass school. The seventh symposium participant, Tomáš Košt'ál, realized his design with the help of the glass masters at Detesk, which has been a partner of the symposium for the fifth year.


Poskládáno ze skla / Made from Glass

Sthodo la skľenčinatar – Made from Glass

Městská galerie Vlastimila Rady v Železném Brodě

3. 9.– 2 .10. 2022


Rudolf Dzurko

(1. 7. 1941 – 23. 6. 2013)

The work of Rudolf Dzurko was truly original. The exhibition Sthodo la skľenčinatar (Made from Glass) was a fleeting glimpse into Dzurko’s extensive oeuvre of sculptures and paintings. Gaining insight into Dzurko’s life is crucial to understanding his work. His work needs to be seen in a broader context. All his paintings and sculptures were a reflection of his life. They mirrored the turning points in his life and captured the world that surrounded him and the world he experienced. His paintings are full of real people, not mythical figures from Romani folklore, but people of flesh and blood, and oftentimes their painful fate..

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