[…] “Of the ancient art there were only three precious elements left: the classic models, the history and the traditional techniques of working glass. Surely enough to give to Venice and Italy the knowledge of artistic glass back and to give the glass factories in Murano their lost fame back. But unfortunately these three elements were forgotten, divided and without inspiration, without direction and support. It was necessary to rediscover and convey them; in a word we had to make them worthy again. […]

Il museo civico-vetrario di Murano – monografia del direttore Vincenzo Zanetti, 1881
Nowadays Zanetti’s words are up-to-date like never before. The art of glass in Murano needs to be re-valuated, promoted, re-discovered: safeguarding the tradition while looking at the future.