The exhibition is entitled “Orientalist Glass Art – Masterpieces from the Museum of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna”. It features nearly 90 items of glass art made over some 200 years by Austria’s foremost glass manufacturers J&L Lobmeyr, established in 1823. The artefacts all come from the Lobmeyr family’s private museum and have never been shown since the 19th century. Most are unique pieces inspired by the Islamic art traditions of Mamluk Egypt and Syria, Nasirid Spain, Ottoman Turkey and Mughal India. The exhibition culminates in the presentation of a chandelier J&L Lobmeyr designed for the holy mosque in Madina al Munawwara.
Orientalist Glass Art: Masterpieces from the Museum of J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, 21 Oct 2015 — 16 Jan 2016
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Al Majara Area, Corniche Street, Sharjah, UAE