Timeline

What happened so far

July 2021
Visiting the exhibition in Coburg

In April 2021 the touring exhibtion opened in the LABORATORY at the Veste Coburg.

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April 2021
Start-up Workshop and plenary meeting: Into the Future!

In our online plenary meeting on March 26 we reviewed the project and started looking to the future. All trainees presented their achievements during the training period, and receive external and internal expert critique with view of realising their career ideas and future development.

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October 2020 - April 2021
The second training phase

Our second training phase was able to build on the first and learn from it. Of course, there were differences, because the trainees bring with them very different cultures and backgrounds.

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Autumn 2020
The trainees on their way

Whether a designer, artisan or artist, self-employed or employed. The ten trainees all had different plans for the future. After having accompanied them intensively for six months and got to know them personally, it is exciting to see how they use this unique opportunity for them in very different ways.

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July 2020
European Glass Lives in Craft, Art and Industry - exhibition opening at Bornholm

Actually, the exhibition was supposed to wander through different European glass regions, just like the glassmakers portrayed in it. Actually ... because Corona has also messed up our project plans.

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October 2019 - March 2020
Start-up! Immersion in the world of glass makers

Some trainees had already engaged with the world a lot, and had gained experience, others were just at the beginning of their careers. However, they all learned something from the various excursions and activities during the training.

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October 2019
Beginning of the first training phase

In October 2019 it finally started: the first of three training phases with ten trainees from Germany, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. The first time. There is always something special when theory is matched against practice.

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July 2019
Excursion to Meisenthal – an inspiring story

The story of the Meisenthal glassworks in Lorraine is a story of encouragement for the Bavarian Forest and for Glass Works! That is why a small delegation set out in summer 2019 to find out more on the spot.

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May / June 2019
Creating Glass Lives. Conference and workshop on the future in glass

“Creating Glass Lives” was the headline of our conference and workshop on the future of glass from May 31st to June 1st, 2019.

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Spring 2019 - March 2020
On the trail of border crossers: Researching the traveling exhibition

Glass and border crossing have always been linked. The European glass regions inspired each other. When Lisa started research at the University of Graz for the planned Glass Works touring exhibition in 2019, she was instantly fascinated by the skilled and artistically gifted border crossers who were behind this exchange: They were to become the centerpiece of the exhibition.

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February 2019
Excursion to Nový Bor

We (the Frauenau and Graz teams, as well as Troels and Susanne Jøker Johnsen from Bornholm) got to know how glass miracles are achieved in the Czech Republic at our second plenary meeting in February 2019 in Nový Bor. Welcomed with hospitality by Petr and Ondřej Novotný, we discussed our criteria and goals between glass interior design, studio glass and design.

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October 2018
Project start: Be skeptical and make miracles!

We met around a large table in Frauenau in November 2018 for our first partner meeting: Heinz Fischer, Sarah Höchstetter, Heidi Wolf and Mark Angus from Bild-Werk, Katharina Eisch-Angus and Lisa Eidenhammer from the University of Graz, and on Skype Troels Degn Johanson from Bornholm. Jaroslav Polanecky came to us from Ústí nad Labem in northern Bohemia.

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2004-2018
Our way to Glass Works

The closure and decline of most of the East Bavarian glassworks from 2006 on the one hand, the departure of young, well-trained glass students on the other: We did not want to accept these developments impotently. After all, the history of glass - as staged in the Frauenau Glass Museum - illustrates how innovatively glassmakers in Europe have always reacted to the ups and downs of the economy and culture! 

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