The Cominelli Foundation’s Permanent Collection

The exhibition of the Cominelli Foundation’s Permanent Collection opened in Padua at the Oratorio di San Rocco on March 3, 2016. The exhibition’s curators are Mirella Cisotto Nalon, Rita Marcangelo and Rosanna Padrini with the collaboration of Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo AG. The Collection  was curated by jewellery historian Bianca Cappello in 2011 and augmented in 2012 by Rita Marcangelo, the director of Rome’s Galleria Alternatives( The Collection, which has been added to throughout the years,  currently includes 75 pieces of jewellery from 25 countries, both European and non-European, and is now an international resource consulted by scholars in the field of creative and experimental jewellery design.

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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 […]


Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]


Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]


Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]