A Passion for Glass This exhibition displayed the work of over 100 glassmakers, from the Dan Klein and Alan J Poole private collection. Thisw dazzling collection of modern glass was recently gifted to National Museums Scotland by Alan J Poole and Dan Klein. Dan and Alan began collecting in the late 1970s and over the subsequent thirty years assembled one of the most comprehensive collections of modern British and Irish glass. This exquisite collection includes work by over one hundred makers at the very cutting edge of their art. A Passion for Glass offered visitors a first chance to see these objects and find out about these makers and the skills used to create these remarkable pieces. A Passion for Glass was part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland's largest annual festival of visual art from 4 August-4 September 2011. Shadow Box by Keith Brocklehurst A Passion for Glass Open: Fri 20 May 2011 – Sun 11 Sept 2011 Cost: Free Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3 Related pages Glass Techniques Flickr Set for A Passion for Glass External links Edinburgh Art Festival This exhibition is supported by the Patrons of the National Museums Scotland.