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Connected by Glass!

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Liberec Region
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectConnected by Glass!
Number of the ProjectKU-CH1-088
Project Promoter

The Town of Železný Brod

Project Partner from Donor State

Ida-Christel Siebke (NOR)
Jeanne-Sophie Aas (NOR)
Kari Molstad (NOR)
Kjersti Johannessen (NOR)

Czech Partner

Museum of Romani Culture


Project duration (phase of the project): 1. 4. 2021 – 30. 4. 2024

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Target group:

General public
Roma population

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Total Eligible Costs

1 217 768 EUR


1 095 991 EUR

Project description:

The project Connected by Glass ! is focused on providing open public access to the cultural heritage – the glass collections of the Municipal Museum in Železný Brod, on its protection and at revitalisation of the building where the collection will be on display. The main goal of the project is to support, present and promote the unique phenomenon of the glass production in the Železný Brod area by co-operating with the partners of the project who are the Norwegian glass artists and the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno.

The project strengthens purposively the movable property management of the cultural heritage – the significant collection of the artistic and applied glass within the region, in the Municipal Museum. The planned investments will allow a new permanent exhibition to be held in a new innovative way. Educational activities that will contribute significantly to promoting the traditional glass production in the Železný Brod area and thus to improving the region’s economic situation, will be carried out with the involvement of the local and Norwegian artists, local authorities, businessmen and also the Romani community. The display of the collections on Czech and international on-line portals will be also available via the project.

All the planned activities are linked with the common topic – glass and the traditional glass production. The co-operation among the artists from Bohemia and Norway will be established during the common creative workshops at the symposia. The presentation of Romani glass art and planned co-operation with the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno will enable the involvement of the Romani minority into the cultural life in the town and introduce the Romani culture to wide public. Planned promoting activities will connect this project with the initiative of the Liberec Region named The Crystal Valley and improve the positions of glass producers, artists and also the cultural bodies within the tourism industry.