Since 2008 the European Museum of Modern Glass has been housed in a new building opposite the orangery of Schloss Rosenau in Rödental, thanks first and foremost to the Coburg entrepreneur and arts patron Otto Waldrich.
This building offers 1,260 m² of exhibition space. The permanent exhibition on the ground floor shows the development of studio glass from the 1960s to the present. Besides creatively designed functional glassware and objects, visitors can also view sculptures and installations in glass. The core of the exhibition consists of works which were submitted for the three Coburg Glass Prize competitions in the years 1977, 1985 and 2006.
A glass staircase leads to the special exhibition room and the lampwork studio on the first floor. Here on the gallery, visitors can also find out more about how glass is made and the different ways of working it.
Since April 2012, the basement floor of the museum has housed the Ceramic Study Collection. With more than 500 exhibits by over 250 international ceramic artists, this is the largest display of modern ceramics in southern Germany.