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The Art Crafts schools are restarting, an important appeal!

The joint action of the Italian Schools of Arts and Crafts launched by ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine and supported by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, continues with tenacity and with good results to date. The appeal of this network of institutes of excellence to national and regional institutions for a reopening in the near future, based on the evidence of the specificity of teaching, necessarily based on practice and laboratory, is bearing excellent fruit, and several Schools have already resumed their activities in Regions such as Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Campania. Returning to teaching as soon as possible in full compliance with safety regulations: this is the theme of the request carried out by the network, in dialogue with regional institutions. This has led to the effective recognition of the Appeal and its motivations, vital for the very survival of these Schools, repositories of a unique know-how in the world. More than twenty prestigious educational institutions have joined the network with Alma: from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala to the Accademia Nazionale dei Sartori, from the Politecnico Calzaturiero to the Scuola di Restauro di Palazzo Spinelli, from the Scuola dei Mosaicisti del Friuli to the MAC in Biella, from the Villa Fabris Association to the Scuola del Cuoio and the Arsutoria School, to name but a few. The reopening of many of these Schools, the flagship of our training system and the basis of our best made in Italy, is a beautiful sign of hope and recovery after the crisis, and we hope that in a short time all Regions will align themselves in welcoming this fundamental Appeal in support of our great know-how and its transmission.

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Online il nuovo sito di “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

unascuolaunlavoro.it, the new website of the project “One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence” online from September 5, 2022. A new look, lots of new content. Throughout the month, and until September 30, Schools will be able to enter applications from students competing in the Fondazione Cologni call for applications. With “One School, One Job. […]

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“Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” at Milan Polytechnic

Launching for the ninth consecutive year is the “Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” lecture at the Milan Polytechnic, offered among the design faculty’s elective courses and sponsored by the Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. The lectures, taught by Alberto Cavalli, director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, present beauty as a true genetic […]

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Alberto Cavalli awarded at the FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]

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Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]