The collaboration between the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and Van Cleef & Arpels continues with the exhibition Pierres précieuses - from September 16, 2020 to June 14, 2021 - which recounts the multi-millennial history of minerals revealing the ability that Man has demonstrated for centuries to enhance their splendor. Through an immersive journey and a constant dialogue between science and creation, Pierres précieuses links around 360 minerals, gems and art objects from the Museum's prestigious collection with over 250 jewellery creations from the heritage collection of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. On the occasion of the exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels presents a unique object, specially created for the event: the Rocher aux merveilles (the Rock of Wonders). In relation to the theme of the exhibition, the rough stones are juxtaposed with nine jewellery creations in a precious painting that is the fruit of man's imagination and work.
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 - 17/09/2023EVENTS
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 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 […]
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