Interns’ stories are online

Photos, stories, and trivia about the trainees of the project "Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza" (One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence) 2021/22 are now online at From Piedmont to Sicily, from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Sardinia, all along the peninsula young artisans are honing their talents in workshops that carry on a tradition that is a typical expression of the genius loci of their territory. Their mentors and tutors for six months are master violin makers in Cremona, master nativity makers in Naples, masters of glass in Murano or special effects in Rome, pebble mosaic in Genoa, and so on. 27 internships, 27 artisan realities that are passing on their know-how to young people eager to learn and become in turn the professionals of tomorrow. "Una Scuola un Lavoro" is a project of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte carried out in this edition with main partners Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Costa Crociere, the valuable support of Starhotels and the contribution of many patrons who believe in the importance of training new generations of master craftsmen.   (ph. Peter Elovich)

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La Grande Bellezza by Starhotels at Artigianato e Palazzo

“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]


Applications open for internships under “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

As of September 4, applications are open to participate in “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence) the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte’s training internships project. All public and private schools and training institutions in the artistic crafts sectors are invited to send in applications from their best […]


All ready for the XXIXth edition of Crafts and Palace

From Sept. 15 to 17, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Corsini Garden in Florence, “Crafts and Palace. Artisan workshops and their commissions” will give life, also in this XXIX edition, to a new visual narrative revealing different perspectives of savoir faire through the dialogue of the great protagonists of this 2023: Métiers […]


Galileo Chini. Opere nelle collezioni pubbliche e private di Montecatini Terme

In this year, the artist and the Manifattura Fornaci di San Lorenzo, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Mugello, are the protagonists of initiatives that follow one another to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Galileo Chini’s birth and the variety of his work among painting, ceramics, stained glass and architectural decorations that express, although with different materials, […]