THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SERGE BRUNST
March 5th, 2019
SV Gallery, Saifi Village
LEBANESE FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONAL LIBRARY
The cultural heritage shapes, under all its aspects, civilization’s memory as well
as the identity of societies. The Lebanese Foundation for the National Library
is a non-profit organization with the mission to preserve Lebanese heritage,
encourage cultural activities and raise awareness about the importance of
books and national heritage.
Established in 2000, the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library takes
in charge the communication within the project of the National Library and
organizes cultural events such as musical concerts and exhibitions to mobilize
public support for the National Library.
From this vantage point, the Foundation addresses civic associations and
cultural organizations as well as citizens at large to get interested in books and
culture, and be concerned about our national heritage.
المؤسسة اللبنانية للمكتبة الوطنية
،يشكل الإرث الثقافي على ا ف انواعه ذاكرة الحضارات وهوية المجتمعات والأجيال القادمة
. ومصدر اعتزاز وفخر مم،وهو رابط ًا بين الماضي والحاضر والمستقبل
المؤسسة اللبنانية للمكتبة الوطنية هي جمعية لا تبغي الربح هدفها الحفاظ على هذا الإرث
. ومساعدتها على بناء مستقبلها، لتجذير ا د في تاريخها،الوطني
من أجل دعم مشروع المكتبة2000 أنشئت المؤسسة اللبنانية للمكتبة الوطنية في العام
وتنظيم نشاطات مثل ا ت، وقد بادرت المؤسسة إلى إقامة أنشطتها الثقافية.الوطنية
من هذا المنطلق تتوجه المؤسسة اللبنانية للمكتبة الوطنية إلى الجمعيات والمؤسسات وغيرها
.من المنظمات الثقافية كما لجميع المواطنين الذين يح ّفزهم الإرث الثقافي الوطني
Glass-making is one of the most ancient and advanced arts among the Turks.
During the Ottoman period, the 16th Century was the golden age of Turkish
glass-making, as it was for Europe as well. The various glass articles made
among the Ottomans are valuable examples: oil lamps, tulip vases, flower
vases, rosewater flasks, spouts, bowls, carafes, cooling vessels, flasks,
glasses, cups, sugar bowls, mirrors, glass decorations, bottles for perfumes
or drugs, and illumination. The glass manufactured was of three types; plain
glass, colored glass, and crystal.
The 19th Century for the Ottomans may be referred to as the final brilliant
period; one would first have to make mention of "Beykoz Glassware".
A glass factory was established in the reign of Selim III (1789-1808) near the
town of Beykoz on the Anatolian shore of the straits of Istanbul, followed by the
Glass and Crystal Factory established in the same region, purchased in 1848 by
Sultan Abdulmajid (1839-1861). It was there that the famous "Cesmibulbul"-
meaning "Eyes of the Nightingale"-, a precious kind of Turkish glassware
with spiral decorations and opaline glassware, was manufactured. This work
achieved a perfection which was compared with the products of Bohemia and
Venice as for beauty and quality, and it became famous throughout the empire
and neighboring countries. Taking the name of the district of Istanbul in which
these glass articles were manufactured, it became common to call them
"Beykoz glassware", or "Beykoz" for short. Beykoz work is quite varied, going
from plain, colored and colorless glass, to colored and milk-white opaline:
vessels, bottles, and similar articles of this type of glass were made, opaline
glassware being popular in Europe in that period.
SV Gallery is currently a cultural platform to identify
and host private and group actors in the field of
culture with the aim of promoting their work,
enrich and inspire others, spread knowledge and
stimulate creativity. Its non-for-profit endevour is to
ultimately contribute to the enrichment of cultural
life and linking artistic and cultural expression to
social empowerment and community development
through the arts.
E-mail: [email protected]
01 975 655