Hand Made Music, video project curated by Naomi Berrill

The new album by Naomi Berrill, an Irish singer and cello player (and multi-instrumentalist) who lives in Florence, will be released in April 2017. Owing to the contribution of Region Toscana within the “100 band” project, Naomi Berrill has been able to produce a video that precedes the release of her album. Inspired by music’s relationship with manual ability and craftsmanship, Home Made Music is a video in 12 stages set in 12 different Tuscan craft shops, including Mazzanti Piume (the only heir to the feather manufacturing tradition, Florence), Stefano Bemer (considered to be one of the world’s best shoemakers, Florence), Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio (which carries on age-old silk weaving techniques, Florence), Craafts (handmade haute couture accessories, Scandicci), Memar (a Tuscan hat factory established in 1903) and many other fascinating places in Florence’s Oltrarno.

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Oro e Oriente. Galileo Chini a Salsomaggiore Terme

On May 27, 1923, the Salsomaggiore spa complex, designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated by Galileo Chini, whose 150th birth anniversary falls on this day, was inaugurated. It is a grandiose work that reconciles memories of art nouveau, with suggestions of the Viennese secession, with motifs already in Deco taste and oriental enchantments. The exhibition […]

27/05/2023 - 17/09/2023


The Peruzzi jewelry store archives: a story of beauty and creativity of a Florentine “workshop”

In the evocative space of the former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, now the Cathedral of the Image, theater of Arte Immersiva, the volume Gioielli a Firenze-Jewels in Florence was presented. Fratelli Peruzzi Archive 1880-1970, edited by Bianca Cappello, published by Livorno-based Sillabe Publishing House. Patient cataloging has returned drawings, plans, notes, photos, and […]


The Venice Glass Study Center

The Venetian Glass Archive, established in 2012, which is based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was recently moved to the recently restored 16th-century Sala Messina, located in the Cypress Cloister next to the exhibition aera “Le Stanze del vetro,” which has been the scene of important exhibitions for years. The Glass Study Center […]


MIDeC in collaboration with Triennale Milano

From May 13 to July 9, 2023, MIDeC International Museum of Ceramic Design, in collaboration with Triennale Milano, presents “The SCI, Italian Ceramic Society at the 1st Biennial Exhibition of International Decorative Arts in Monza, May 1923.” A celebration of an anniversary: at the prestigious venue in Laveno Mombello, in the province of Varese, the […]

13/05/2023 - 09/07/2023