Pharmacy and contemporary glass art

Another old pharmacy in Venice is currently one of the location of the Berengo Collection, hosting contemporary glass art exhibitions. The sign of the apothecary shop is preserved inside the oficina, a painted and gilded wooden sculpture of Christ the Savior (probably the name of the shop and the oldest historical artifact in the location). The original furniture has also been kept in the main room to the street, with decorative reliefs inscribed ”Mitridato” and ”Teriaca” (the names of two related recipes of a famous antidote and cure-all produced in Venice), the dispensing table and some of the drug containers. Though the combination of the old pharmacy and the glass art creations is impressive, the patrimony goods are in need of conservation and research.