Fribourg Stained Glass of the 16th to 18th Centuries
The objective of this project is to research and publish the historic 16th- to 18th-century stained glass of Fribourg and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In keeping with the relative importance of this artistic heritage, the project is to be conducted in two parts: The Stained Glass of the Canton of Fribourg, and The Stained Glass of Other Areas of French-Speaking Switzerland. In addition to the presentation and critical analysis of the panels themselves, an introductory text will review the historical, political and sociological contexts in which these works were created – contexts that are particularly reflected in the heraldic stained glass of the period. The inventory and analytical studies include the stained glass in the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Fribourg, the Vitromusée in Romont, the museums in Bulle, Murten and Gruyère, as well as in various churches and private collections.