Visits / Exhibition  

Pierre Majerus and Marcelle Nizet Foundation for Stained Glass

A. de Ville de Goyet ©

Founded in 1965 and formerly sited in Chaussée de Wavre/Waversesteenweg, Pierre Majerus's workshops moved to Avenue de la Chasse/Jachtlaan in 1980, where they now occupy the premises of a former soap factory that was later converted into a garage. The large gate at the front of the site opens into the courtyard in front of the workshop building, a glass-roofed edifice for craftspeople whose work is inspired by the master glassmaker, who died in 1994 and whose inventive spirit lives on thanks to his wife Marcelle Nizet. Many churches, private residences, castles, mansions and restaurants have commissioned the workshops to restore their stained glass or create new pieces for them. Pierre Majerus, who had learned how to make stained glass with concrete beading, managed to persuade the head of Saint-Gobain to incorporate stained glass into double glazing, an innovative – and ultimately extremely successful – idea that has made it possible to preserve numerous stained-glass masterpieces while also insulating the windows in which they appear. He was also responsible for reintroducing opalescent glass, an idea that was swiftly followed by many of his peers.

There will be guided tours of the showroom, classroom and workshop, as well as technical demonstrations.

An exhibition entitled The treasures of the Majerus-Nizet Foundation will focus on Art Nouveau and Art Deco stained glass. Backpacks will not be allowed in.

Practical information

Sat. 11:00 to 17:00

Avenue de la Chasse/Jachtlaan 62 – Etterbeek

Reservation only for guided tours

Accessible with assistance

Accessible with assistance