The world of craftsmanship

The ivories of the Museo Nazionale del Bargello

An incredible collection of works from antiquity to the nineteenth century The Museum has a large collection of ivory works from antiquity to the nineteenth century, made by Italian, European and Oriental craftsmen. The ivories belonged to the Florentine grand-ducal collections or come from nineteenth-century purchases, but most of them were donated by the antique […]

The world of craftsmanship

Montelupo: Opening of the Bitossi Museum Archives

100 years of Florentine ceramic excellence The Vittoriano Bitossi Foundation inaugurated the new archives exhibition space at its headquarters in Montelupo. The Archivio Museo Bitossi is the result of the musealization of the industrial archives of Bitossi – Florentine ceramic excellence that this year celebrates the centenary of its history made of artisan research, innovation […]

The world of craftsmanship

Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza 2021/2022

New announcement online. More than 250 internships in the workshop The project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence), conceived and supported by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte of Milan, has been promoting the employment of young talents in the world of high-level know-how since 2012. Once […]

The world of craftsmanship

Support Victor’s artisan store: winner of Artisan of Artigiano del Cuore 2021!

Do you want to help Victor Fotso Nyie to continue to produce beautiful ceramics and create value for our territory? Support his activity and help to preserve the artistic crafts and the tradition of ceramics in the Faenza area. At a time of serious crisis for the artisan sector, the Fondazione Cologni is acting as […]

The world of craftsmanship

Victor Fotso Nyie is the winner of Artigiano del Cuore 2021

The young ceramist from Cameroon wins the Fondazione Cologni competition Thanks to the votes obtained by Wellmade’s community, Victor, a young ceramist from Cameroon, Faenza by adoption, will be able to participate in the fundraising on the platform www.retedeldono.it, to raise € 5,000 and realize his project: to buy a high-temperature kiln and raw materials, […]

The world of craftsmanship

Diego Cibelli’s collection selected for MAD – Museum of Arts and Design of New York

Three of the items from the Feed Me with Domestic Stuff collection in flight to New York City The Made in Cloister Foundation is pleased to announce that three of the objects from Diego Cibelli’s Feed Me with Domestic Stuff collection, on display at the Foundation’s headquarters in the LAB.Oratorio space, have been acquired by […]

The world of craftsmanship

Masterpieces of ancient and modern craftsmanship in the collection Luigi Carlon in the House Museum Palazzo Maffei

In the historical center of Verona, in Piazza Erbe, the seventeenth-century residence of Scipione Maffei, which houses the collection of the Carlon family, was opened to the public in February 2020 and can now be visited. An unusual, refined and captivating itinerary unites works and objects of medieval and renaissance art up to the 20th […]

The world of craftsmanship

New location for the museum of posters from the Salce collection in Treviso

The new headquarters of the Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce, Italy’s most important collection of graphic advertising posters, has been inaugurated in the former medieval church of Santa Margherita in Treviso. This will make it possible to display more easily the almost 50,000 pieces donated in 1962 by the Treviso collector Ferdinando (Nando) Salce, who began […]

The world of craftsmanship

A table in semi-precious stone commesso donated to the Museo dell’Opificio delle Pietre Dure

A table top, made of semi-precious stone commesso, depicting a Tuscan landscape with an owl and various birds (Civetta e uccelli in un paesaggio) was donated to the Museo dell’Opificio (2020) by Marchesa Donella Torrigiani Torelli. The precious artifact, referable to the passion of Grand Duke Ferdinando II (1621-1670) de’ Medici for the manufacture of […]

The world of craftsmanship

Artigiano del Cuore. The 2021 finalists

Now it’s up to the public to vote for the winner On June 7, the names of the 10 finalists of the Artigiano del Cuore (Artisan of the Heart) contest, organized by Wellmade – The community of well-made lovers, were announced. Artigiano del Cuore is a digital contest promoted by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, […]

The world of craftsmanship

Project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

Here are the 20 young people who won the 2020/2021 announcement The stories of the trainees of the project Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza (One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence), promoted and supported by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, now in its tenth year, has so far put more than 250 young […]

The world of craftsmanship

Reopens the Archaeological Museum of Stabiae

In Castellammare di Stabia, objects of daily life of the luxurious Roman villas of otium or rustic dwellings Reopens, after the forced closure, the Archaeological Museum of Stabiae opened in September 2020. The structure is named after Libero D’Orsi(1888-1977), a passionate scholar of the Stabian villas and the finds of the territory. The museum is […]

The world of craftsmanship

The restoration of 44 eighteenth-century models from the Museo Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia

Masterpieces in wax, terracotta and plaster that return to their ancient splendor In anticipation of the forthcoming reopening of the Museo Ginori a fundraiser, promoted by “Artigianato e Palazzo”, the Association “Amici di Doccia”, the Regional Directorate of Museums of Tuscany and the Region of Tuscany, restored 44 models in wax, terracotta and plaster, kept […]

The world of craftsmanship

Sono tazza di te! 100 smashing women designer

A special exhibition, scheduled from September 5 to 10, on the occasion of the long-awaited Salone del Mobile 2021 On the occasion of the next edition of the Salone del Mobile, 5-10 September 2021, the Association DcomeDesign will create an exhibition with the participation of designers, artists, artists who want to try their hand at […]

The world of craftsmanship

Create your own personalized itinerary on Wellmade’s app!

The new function of the app dedicated to high Italian craftsmanship Wellmade is a digital project of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte (www.well-made.it): the platform allows you to discover the best artisans in Italy, learn about their work and review their products and services. The goal is to develop the community of lovers of well-made […]

The world of craftsmanship

The restoration of Andrea del Castagno’s fresco restores a “new” image of Dante

The restorers of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence have restored the portrait of the supreme poet by Andrea del Castagno (1421-1475) to its original color, removing sediments and pictorial retouches that had darkened the colors. An unprecedented image emerged with that brilliance that is proper to mural painting. Moreover, Dante’s face has more […]

The world of craftsmanship

Artijanus/Artijanas

Online workshop for Sardinian artisans and craft enterprises ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas is the experimental project of design and craft culture promoted and supported by the Fondazione di Sardegna together with Triennale Milano and with the collaboration of Fondazione Cologni. The seminars and workshops for innovation and markets, developed by Fondazione Cologni, will involve Sardinian artisans and artisan […]

The world of craftsmanship

Culture Action at Museo Poldi Pezzoli

A cultural program to bring young people closer to museums The ratification of the Faro Convention opens a new phase for culture and turns the spotlight on young people called to actively participate in the protection of artistic heritage. Culture Action is a cultural program conceived and designed by the young people of the Poldi […]

The world of craftsmanship

The book 2000/2020 Design Super Show is out

The history of Superstudio Più in via Tortona, the first multicultural hub of Milan The long-awaited book that traces the birth of Milan’s first multicultural hub, Superstudio Più in via Tortona, and of the city’s most important event, the Design Week, which started right here, is now out. The book 2000/2020 Design Super Show by […]

The world of craftsmanship

Emporio MIDA

The new digital showcase for artisans Emporio Mida, a permanent digital showcase dedicated to exhibitors, is active on the Mida platform. A tool to promote and sell craftsmanship 365 days a year, designed to meet the needs of artisans in the context of the international market. With Emporio Mida, users will be able to view […]