The Liberec science center iQLANDIA launches the Crystal Trail. The new interactive game in the expositions will draw visitors into the world of glass and its use. In cooperation with Preciosa, they have prepared a trail in iQLANDIA, at the end of which visitors can light a brand new installation "Molecules".
More than 300 years ago, Czech crystal was born in Northern Bohemia. Later, the masters of glassmakers created the world's first cut stone, the first majestic luminaire and the first crystal jewel. This is also the root of the Preciosa group, whose portfolio now consists of crystal components, lighting installations, jewelry, glass components and glass beads.
"We are the world's leading glass producer. For decades, we have been bringing new ideas, technologies and innovations to glassmaking that give rise to Preciosa Group products. Science and research are very close to us. Thanks to them, we are shifting the possibilities of working with glass. Cooperation with iQLANDIA contains everything we perceive as key elements of our work, combining traditional glassmaker methods, original design with modern materials and technologies that shape the present and future of the glass industry. We are pleased with the result of our synergy and believe that visitors to the science center will appreciate it," says Lucie Karlová, Ceo of Preciosa Lighting.
The Crystal Trail also gratefully acknowledged by its hosts. "iQLANDIA shows the principles of physical events, popularizes science and technical disciplines. And glassmaking, advances in glass technologies and unique products have finally found their place thanks to the support of the Preciosa Group in iQLANDIA. Thanks to the partnership, a unique Crystal Trail was created," says Pavel Coufal, Director of the iQLANDIA Science Centre in Liberec.
The Crystal Trail tells the story of Czech glass in detail. Visitors can learn in seven places what glass consists of, how it is produced or what role natural elements such as earth, fire, water and air play in its creation. Those interested in the physical properties of glass will be enthused by the optical cabinet, in which they can try out optical instruments. Elsewhere, visitors can take a coloring test, for example. Those who want to know about the use of glass in medicine and construction will also enjoy it.