Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Jewellery Museum launches 2017-2018 exhibition collection, and presents the new international curators

Fiera di Vicenza’s Jewellery Museum will inaugurate its 2017-2018 exhibition collection in December 2016, the second collection since it first opened, renewing its permanent exhibition collection

Jewellery Museum launches 2017-2018 exhibition collection,  and presents the new international curators

Located inside Vicenza’s Palladian Basilica, a historical 16th-century building that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, the Jewellery Museum’s multipurpose exhibition space covers 410 square metres, showcasing jewellery and precious stones in their historical, and aesthetic and cultural contexts.

The museum’s Director and Chief Curator is Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Italy's main jewellery researcher. The exhibition format with its nine thematic rooms (Symbol, Magic, Function, Beauty, Art, Fashion, Design, Icons and Future), for the next two-year period will be unchanged, but it will host a new original selection of 400 jewels of absolute excellence and prestige, selected by the new international curators involved: Glenn Adamson, Director of MAD – NY (Symbol Room); Cristina Del Mare, Anthropologist (Magic Room); Alessandra Possamai, Historian (Function Room); Nicolas Bos, CEO, Van Cleef & Arpel (Beauty Room); Helen Drutt English, Critic and Collector (Art Room); Stefano Piaggi, Director, Archivio Anna Piaggi (Fashion Room); Alba Cappellieri, Director of the Jewellery Museum and Marco Romanelli, Architect (Design Room); Paola Venturelli, Historian (Icon Room); and Odoardo Fioravanti, Designer (Future Room).

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