MAM – Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere (Master of Art and Craft): the shortlist of excellence 2022

Now in its fourth edition is the MAM - Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere award, promoted by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, in collaboration with ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine. Dedicated to Italian masters of art of excellence, under the aegis of important and significant institutional sponsorships including the Ministry of Culture, the award is given to 57 master craftsmen who have distinguished themselves for particular professional merits and for their activity in favor of the transmission of knowledge. They are joined by the new 10 Supporters of Artistic Crafts who in the world of education, business, institutions, museums and communication play a fundamental role in the work of promotion, protection and dissemination of our heritage. The association with the prestigious School of the Art of the Medal of the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, which creates the bronze castings awarded to the creators of "Italian beauty," is renewed for the 2022 edition as well. The awards were presented to the masters at a special invitation-only ceremony in Milan in early October.

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