Inediti vetri del Rinascimento (Unknown Renaissance glass)

On display in the House Museum belonging to Rodolfo Siviero are four precious sheets of glass painted in tempera on the reverse, dating to the mid-sixteenth century. They can be traced back to Venetian painting, with Levantine and transalpine influences, thanks to the circulation of engravings and drawings. The four pieces, purchased by Siviero in […]



Arts & Crafts & Design at Palazzo Litta

On the occasion of Milan Design Week, fine craftsmanship and creativity return to enhance the monumental spaces of Palazzo Litta, home of the Regional Secretariat for Lombardy of the Ministry of Culture. Thanks to a partnership with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Palazzo Litta is now one of the most important places where the […]

18/04/2023 - 23/04/2023
Palazzo Litta - Milano

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Three stained glass windows from Ghirlandaio’s workshop in the crypt of Siena Cathedral

The stained-glass windows, two mullioned windows with saints and a tondo with the image of Christ, were made at the end of the fifteenth century by Domenico Ghirlandaio and his workshop, which had already distinguished itself for the narrative elegance and chromatic refinement of its paintings on glass. Made for the church of San Francesco […]


Franco Cologni receives Certificate of Merit from the Costume & Fashion Academy

Last March 9, at the Milan headquarters of the Accademia Costume & Moda, a Roman institution of excellence for training in the field of fashion and costume, a ceremony was held to confer the Certificate of Merit to Franco Cologni for his tireless commitment to the enhancement of beauty and artistic crafts and for his […]


YouNique – Fine Craft Art & Design

Kicking off the fourth edition of “YouNique – Fine Craft Art & Design,” the exhibition-market of excellence dedicated to high craftsmanship, art and design that will be held on March 25 and 26 in Lugano, in the beautiful Villa Ciani, and will see master artisans and their works as protagonists of the event. Like every […]

25/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

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The great Venetian craftsmanship at Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione

Among the events of Homo Faber in the City, the exhibition Splendid Dialogues, from April 10 to May 1 Venetian high craftsmanship is back on display in the exclusive and elegant spaces of the Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione, this time with Splendid Dialogues, a precious journey to discover Venetian high craftsmanship inspired by the […]

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Hats and Headwear, Creativity and hatmaking techniques

A course at Spazio NOTA in Florence The charm of millinery and the opportunity to learn more about the techniques for making hats. There is time until April 14 to enroll in the training course recognized by the Region of Tuscany Modisteria, Cappelli e Coprica in program at Spazio NOTA from May 2 to June […]


Galileo Chini. Ceramiche tra liberty e déco a Faenza

The Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC) in Faenza dedicates an exhibition to the ceramic art of Galileo Chini, presenting about 300 works, many from private collections, some previously unpublished, and a selection of drawings and preparatory cartoons. In eight sections a path is traced through works that illustrate the formal, technical and decorative succession of […]

26/11/2022 - 14/05/2023
Faenza (RA)

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II edition of the Master of Crafts Award, Biella

REGISTRATIONS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 30 The second edition of the Master of Crafts Award, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella, in collaboration with the Associazione Fatti ad Arte and the support of the Gal Montagne Biellesi, is renewed. The objective of the Prize is to convey the promotion of artistic craftsmanship in […]


Roberto Capucci. Seriche Armature

The exhibition dedicated to Roberto Capucci, undisputed master of Italian fashion, is on display at the Labirinto della Masone in Fontanellato, near Parma, which, after widespread critical and public acclaim, has been extended until April 16. Capucci’s dresses, true sculptures, are distinguished by their sculptural grandeur combined with refined, often unusual color choices of silk […]

08/10/2022 - 16/04/2023
Fontanellato (PR)


Oltre lo spazio, oltre il tempo. Il sogno di Ulisse Aldrovandi

The Golinelli Arts and Sciences Center, in agreement with the University of Bologna, presents the exhibition Beyond Space, Beyond Time. The Dream of Ulisse Aldrovandi: it is not just an exhibition to celebrate the innovative work of the scientist, but an articulated research project that compares five hundred years of the history of science with […]

04/02/2023 - 28/05/2023

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Two “pastiglia” caskets restored at Palazzo Madama

Two pastille caskets, small caskets for jewels, medals and coins, kept in Palazzo Madama, have been restored by the Association of Friends of the Fondazione Torino Musei. The two works date back to the early sixteenth century and were made by workshops active between Padua and Ferrara. The caskets, made of wood covered with stucco […]

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“Una Scuola, un Lavoro”(One School, One Job): traineeships kick off

Between January and February, all 27 internships of the project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence), the program promoted and financed by the Fondazione Cologni and realized thanks to the project’s main partners, Fondazione Cariplo and Costa Crociere Foundation. The talents selected among the most promising in […]

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Scuole Mestieri d’Arte (Schools of Art)

New training institutes enrich the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte orientation portal is the Fondazione Cologni’s orientation portal dedicated to the schools that train tomorrow’s master craftsmen. These training centers teach a wide variety of artistic crafts: goldsmithing, restoration, naval carpentry, marble working, art graphics, carpentry, lutherie, haute couture… and much more. Recently, several […]


La Foire de Saint-Ours: a thousand years of craft history

year 1000 is considered the year zero of the Saint Bear Fair. On January 30 and 31, for more than a thousand years, the center of the city of Aosta has been packed with artisans, who, today as in the past, display and sell their products. The Foire de Saint-Ours is a great festival dedicated […]

04/03/2023 - 04/06/2023
Fénis (AO)

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IN BIANCO: Italian porcelain on show in Jingdezhen

Italy at the first edition of the International Biennial of Ceramic Art of Jingdezhen, China At the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum of Jingdezhen in China, until March 17, the first edition of the Biennial entitled “Spirit of Ceramics” is presented. The Italian pavilion, curated by Matteo Zauli, is entitled “In bianco” (In white) and […]


Cecco del Caravaggio. L’Allievo Modello

Ending June 4th, 2023, and located in the newly restored and reopened to the public Accademia Carrara in Bergamo we find the Cecco del Caravaggio. L’allievo modello exhibition, dedicated to the painter (born Francesco Boneri, 1585-1620) who was a student of one Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The artworks honor the Lombard artist, who followed his […]

28/01/2023 - 04/06/2023

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The Madonna of Santa Maria Nuova by Verrocchio

At the National Museum of the Bargello the only work in terracotta of the great artist The Madonna and Child, better known as the Madonna of Santa Maria Nuova from the name of the place where it was found at the beginning of the 19th century and now conserved at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, […]


The elegance of “Blu Zaffera” interpreted by contemporary artists

The Villa Caruso of Bellosguardo, in Lastra a Signa, near the outskirts of Florence, is hosting an exhibition until March 5th, 2023, developed as a partnership between the Montelupo Museum Foundation and the Villa Caruso Association. Sixteen artists have reinterpreted in a contemporary light the 15th-century technique of Zaffera. Decoration depicting stylized oak leaves enriched […]

01/02/2023 - 05/03/2023
Lastra a Signa (Fi)


Il Déco in Italia, l’eleganza della modernità

Fort Bard, a mighty 19th-century castle in the Aosta Valley, will be hosting the exhibit Il Déco in Italia, l’eleganza della modernità, until April 10th, 2023. More than 200 works, paintings, sculptures, ornaments, decorative arts and graphics, both illustrative and for advertising, showcasing the refined gracefulness of art deco. The exhibit recreates the Italian section […]

02/12/2022 - 10/04/2023
Bard (AO)