In the glass bead cabinet you will get an overview of the history of the first and smallest objects made of glass, the glass beads. This is thanks to the Mainz archaeologist Thea Elisabeth Haevernick, also known as "Haevernixe". She was one of the first to scientifically study glass beads. She left around 3000 glass beads, from around 1000 BC to the early Middle Ages, together with her entire archive of books to the Wertheim Glass Museum. This includes photographs, drawings and all of her scientific essays, the most important of which have been published in offprints.

In the glass bead cabinet you can see only a small part of the "Haevernick's" glass beads. They are supplemented by glass beads from the glass museum's collection, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries, through to prize-winning glass beads from the annual glass bead symposium held in Wertheim in October.


Glass Bead Cabinet - English

Inside the glass bead cabinet you'll get an overview of the history of the first and smallest glass objects: glass beads. We are very grateful to the archaeologist Thea Elisabeth Haevernick from Mainz for this, because she was the first to scientifically examine glass beads. Altogether she left around 3000 glass beads dating from about 1000 BC into the early mediaeval period and a complete library, including photographs drawings and all her scientific articles to Wertheim Museum of Glass. Some of her most important articles were printed in special editions.

In the Glass bead Cabinet you're only looking at a small selection of "Haevernick's" glass beads. They are complemented by glass beads belonging to the museum that mainly date from the 19th and 20th centuries and judged and award-winning glass beads from the annual Glass Beads Symposium held in Wertheim each October.