Emmaboda Kommun



Curious about the Kingdom of Crystal and its secrets? The museum’s extensive glass collection serves as a basis for this exhibition about the Kingdom of Crystal’s emergence, evolution and future.

Take a seat on the ”liar’s bench” and listen to yarns about artists, glassworkers and much more! The exhibition casts light on questions such as how production of glass in the Kingdom of Crystal has changed during debates over taste and the production crises of the 20th century. When did art glass appear? How did the heyday of the Kingdom of Crystal affect international design and vice versa? What impact has the arrival of foreign workers had on glass production in the Kingdom of Crystal? How has the Kingdom of Crystal’s output related to the emergence of independent studio glassworks in 1968 and what is the situation today? What effect has art glass had on cultural interdisciplinary discourse? The exhibition has a scenographic starting point with film projections and sound and lighting effects.