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Vitromusée Romont

The Vitromusée Romont opened in 1981 in the Savoyard wing of Romont Castle. This medieval monument provides a time-honoured setting for the Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Arts. A passageway built in 2006 connects the historic heart of the museum with the Fribourg wing, which is dedicated to reverse glass painting. The Vitromusée is entirely focused on the glass arts and harbours significant collections in the fields of stained glass, reverse glass painting, glass and graphic arts, as well as tools and materials linked to the production of Swiss glass works. With over 14’000 objects, all aspects of glass arts from antiquity to the present are represented. The Vitromusée is committed to fostering a lively culture and develops innovative cultural education programs at the interface of knowledge transfer, creative experience and exchange. It thereby advocates for conserving the history of an extraordinarily rich cultural heritage while also sharing it with a diverse public.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1981

Vitromusée Romont © Pascal Gertschen
Vitromusée Romont © Pascal Gertschen

Current exhibitions

Thilo Westermann et l'art de dessiner sous verre

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L’exposition est consacrée à l’artiste berlinois Thilo Westermann qui s’est fait connaître par des peintures sous verre en noir et blanc imprimées en un seul exemplaire (tirage unique) après avoir été numérisées et agrandies six fois. Les motifs sont ensuite insérés par photomontage dans des contextes plus vastes. Cette démarche en trois temps est portée par des réflexions touchant aux caractéristiques matérielles du verre, à la perception des images et à leur reproductibilité à l’ère numérique.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
 Thilo Westermann et l'art de dessiner sous verre

Simon Berger : Le verre dans tous ses éclats

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For his exhibition at Vitromusée Romont, his first in a museum context, Simon Berger is creating completely new works, to give visitors an overview of his artistic production.

Today, Simon Berger is in demand for projects all over the world. In 2021 his career gained momentum as a result of his portrait of the US Vice President Kamala Harris, which was exhibited in the National Mall in Washington.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Simon Berger : Le verre dans tous ses éclats

Thomas Blank

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Thomas Blank (*1973) is a Swiss artist who has worked with glass for over 25 years. For his exhibition in the Passerelle, Thomas Blank was inspired by the colour spectrum for his multicoloured blown glass bottles. Other objects demonstrate the dynamism of colour in relation to the thickness of the material in the form of images composed of cast glass.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Thomas Blank

Robert Schär : couleur et expressivité

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The exhibition provides an overview of the work of Robert Schär (1894–1973), a prolific artist from Steffisburg (Bern) whose work spans five decades. His characteristically powerful and expressive language soon won him recognition beyond the canton of Bern. Robert Schär designed stained glass cycles for at least 30 churches, including those of St. Mark's and Nydegg in Bern and the town of Burgdorf, as well as for several school buildings.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Robert Schär : couleur et expressivité
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Rue du Château 108b
1680 Romont

Location/directions

Romont castle Rue du Château 108b, 1680 Romont

Open

November – March: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm
April – October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Special holiday hours:
Open on 1st January from 2pm
Open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday
Closed on 25 December

Admission

Adults: CHF 15.-
Seniors / Full-time students / Disabled / Military: CHF 12.-
Children under 16 in the company of an adult: free

Groups of more than 10: CHF 12.- per person
School classes or children’s groups: CHF 3.- per child

Special exhibitions and events may be subject to an additional charge.

Contact

Vitromusée Romont
Rue du Château 108b Case postale 150
1680 Romont
026 652 10 95 Telephone (musée)
026 652 18 34 Telephone
info@vitromusee.ch
http://www.vitromusee.ch
  • Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
    Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport