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Redefining Beauty Videos: Hermonia Vivarini

Though women worked in the glass bead industry of Murano, few women made glassware. Hermonia Vivarini is a rare exception. Check out this video to hear a bit more about her life: Redefining Beauty: Hermonia Vivarini The day I filmed … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Venetians

“There are two kinds of Venetians,” she said, “those who are born in Venice, and those who become Venetian in their hearts.” Marisa Convento is sort of both kinds. She was born in Mestre but married a Venetian and moved … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Redefine Beauty”

Check out this new website, which promotes nonfiction books by posting articles about their topics. As NFReads.com says on the site, “Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting articles by nonfiction authors and discover their books.” It … Continue reading

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Rights to the Muffola

What is a muffola, you might ask? And why does one need rights to it? On July 26, 1497, Marietta Barovier, master glassmaker,  applied to Doge Agostino Barbarigo for permission to build a special small furnace or muffola exclusively for her own … Continue reading

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494 Years Ago!

Pirates sail the seas in rigged ships. But on the island of Murano, just north of Venice, rigged ships may be made of glass. On May 22, 1521, Hermonia Vivarini was granted the rights to produce her navicella, a glass … Continue reading

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