Catalogue Number: 2039
Collezione ottiche e occhiali (Collection of optics and glasses)
Corporation: Luxottica Group
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1998
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Italy
Publisher/Manufacturer: Printed by Grafiche-Cornuda
Description Of Item: Stiff grey card covers with gold embossed graphics, title page, frontispiece of a drawing by Wouters Gomar da Cornelius Meyer (1689) illustrating various kinds of glasses, 33 numbered pages, numerous illustrations in black and white, some reproducing 16th and 17th C art works in which glasses are depicted but most being high quality photographs of glasses, lornettes and spy glasses in the Luxottica Museum. In Italian. slipped in are 2 copies of a two fold leaflet briefly describing (in 5 lanuages including English) the Collezione ottiche e occhiali.
Historical Significance: The Optics and Glasses Museum was established in 1991 to mark the 30th aniversary of the Luxottica Group. The museum is located in Agordo Italy and contains over 1200 items including spectacles, lornettes, telescopes, microscopes and many prints and art works related to optics. Luxoitica was founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio in Agordo, Italy and now a very large vertically integrated maker of spectacle frames and retail outlets.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 17 June 2012
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5