Niijima Glass Art Museum

The Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum has been established to exhibit a permanent collection of donated art works which have been created in workshops and demonstrations in the Niijima Glass Art Festival, our annual event since 1988.

The museum opened on September 1st, 1997, preceded by a month of free admission period in August. The collection consists of works by artists ranging from pioneers of (American) Studio Glass Movement (who are thus also pioneers of modern glass) to other contemporary artists who hold influential position in the world of glass art at present. They met in Niijima, competed and collaborated to create these precious and original works of art.