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By Susan Wood

– thought some of you might be interested in a wonderful exhibition I went to this Tuesday in Berlin which started on 17 June and runs for a while:
– Bröhan Museum [opposite Schloss Charlottenburg, nearest underground is Richard-Wagner-Platz].
F R A G I L E Glaskunst 1889-1939 – it has wonderful pieces of glass from 1889-1939, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco and Functionalism, and includes examples of all sorts of glass – opaque, translucent, carved, engraved, enamelled, iridescent … – for real connoisseurs there is a huge, comprehensive, fully illustrated catalogue of the whole 700 items in the museum’s glass collection. For more information see www.broehan-museum.de

Even if you’re not keen on glass, you might be interested in the Women’s Hotel in Berlin called Artemisia – it’s right by the underground station Konstanzer Strasse and is very near the Kurfürstendamm, which used to be the main shopping street of the former West Berlin. The idea of a hotel for women only has been going for quite a while now – there are four or five hotels for women only in Germany, and the lady at reception told me there’s one in Rome and one in Florence too. This hotel is reasonably priced, has been very nicely refurbished, and has a lovely breakfast terrace on the 4th floor so you can eat outside if it’s hot. The rooms are spacious and airy with high ceilings – good when it is very hot outside! There are lots of paintings around the public rooms, corridors and bedrooms that are by women artists – many donated by the artists. Have a look at the website if you’re interested – www.frauenhotel.berlin.de

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