The Museum / center of glass art joins in a forward-looking vision of the creation of the glass, based on the powerful substratum of the old history of the glass in Carmaux and more widely the Southwest quarter of France.
In coherence with its scientific and cultural vocation according to which the museum wishes to associate preservation and valuation of the heritage of the glassworker of the Southwest since the Antiquityand to contribute to revitalize the contemporary creation in the field of the glass, the MCDAV impulses and encourages the initiatives of Research bound to the themes of the Heritage and the Creation. These actions lean above all on the study and the valuation of the collections from which ensues the policy of acquisition of the MCDAV.
The Museum / center of glass art is also an actor in the field of the creation. Producer or co-producer of project, it opens since 2010 the doors of its workshop to the various artists joining in the field of the plastic arts, of the design and of art professions.
So the workshop of the Museum / center of glass art is a place dedicated to the creation with artists’ residence stemming from the domain of the plastic arts and from the design, invited to come to design works with glassworkers. The glass-making craftsmen are also invited in residence and accompanied in the elaboration of personal artistic projects.
The MCDAV publishes a number of documents illustrating the comments as the works of these artists (book of residences) but also with catalogs of exhibition presenting the various temporary exhibitions proposed every year in the Domaine de la Verrerie and this in coherence with the Cultural Scientific Project of the museum. A support is also brought to the researchers analyzing themes around the glass as the collections of the museum.