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Gruppo Editoriale Srl

Associazione Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte


Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte is a non-profit association which currently gathers 18 Italian bank foundations. For over ten years, OmA has been committed to the protection and promotion of artistic crafts and grants a certification to the artisan workshops which have been acknowledged for excellence,  guaranteeing that they meet specific quality standards. OmA supports and promotes craftsmen, assessing how they interact with the market, research, teaching and training. Headquarters and qualified staff are based in Florence, at the Ente Cassa di Risparmio. OmA is communication- through a magazine, Web channels and social networks-, and teaching and training, through workshops, apprenticeships and specialist publications. Find out who the OmA members are on www.osservatoriomestieridarte.it.


Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte is a private, non-profit institution founded in Milan in 1995 by Franco Cologni, who is also the Foundation’s current president. The Foundation’s initiatives, aimed at promoting a new Renaissance of artistic crafts, are targeted at young people. The goal is to train a new generation of craftsmen, thus, preserving  such knowledge from the risk of disappearing. The Foundation promotes, supports and carries out a number of cultural and  scientific initiatives, including the publication of the Mestieri d’Arte e Ricerche series, published by Marsilio Editori, the children’s books Storietalentuose, published by  Carthusia, and the Mestieri d’Arte & Design magazine, with the collaboration of Gruppo Swan. The Foundation organizes training courses and collaborates with prestigious schools and institutes, including Bocconi University, Cattolica University, School of Engineering of Milano, Creative Academy, Domus Academy, EDC (Paris). For further information: www.fondazionecologni.it


Gruppo Editoriale has been active in the communication and publishing field since 1997. The publishing house specializes in magazines and guides of international repute dealing with Italy’s major artistic and tourist destinations: Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice and Capri. Through its many and diversified magazines, the publishing house provides constant and thorough information about Italy and, since 2010, it has been offering a detailed journey into the world of Italian arts and crafts with the Firenze su misura and Milano su misura guides (with the collaboration of OmA and Fondazione Cologni). Gruppo Editoriale designs and develops Web portals for some of Italy’s best-known companies. All publications can be viewed on www.gruppoeditoriale.com


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