IEG The Vicenza Jewelery Museum reopens

The permanent exhibition Italian Jewels was inaugurated on Friday 24 September in the exclusive museum space in the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza

  • Alba Cappellieri

    Alba Cappellieri

«The“ Italian Jewels ” exhibition was born from the desire to celebrate Made in Italy jewelery for its cultural, aesthetic and manufacturing values, but also as an economically relevant resource for our exports. Jewelery, and the Museum proves it, is the bearer of typically Italian material and immaterial values: formal beauty, manufacturing quality, variety and innovation. To better tell the Italian jewel for a longer period of time, we have therefore decided to extend its duration until it becomes a permanent edition ". These are the words of Alba Cappellieri, Director of the Jewelery Museum, on the occasion of the inauguration on Friday of the exhibition "Italian Jewels", available since last December in digital format on the Museum's website and from Saturday 25 September, which can be visited for the first time from I live. 
The prestigious museum space of the Italian Exhibition Group, set up in the Basilica Palladiana and managed in collaboration with the Municipality of Vicenza, with this exhibition reopens its doors to visitors after the forced pause linked to measures to combat the pandemic, thus consolidating its role of reference cultural heritage for the entire goldsmith sector and for the territory and enriching the already thriving artistic offer of the city of Berica. In fact, since 2019, it has officially entered the circuit of museum and monumental locations in the historic center that can be visited with the single Vicenza Card ticket. A synergy that is also strengthened in the operational management of the ticket office and bookshop thanks to the collaboration agreement with the “Vicenza è” Consortium, which already coordinates the city's tourist sites.
For its fourth edition, the museum site leaves its mutant guise and becomes a permanent museum dedicated to Italian jewelery, proposing the territory as a further level of reading of the precious story that celebrates the best national goldsmith stories, under the banner of interpretative pluralism and of multidisciplinarity. The 270 jewels present in nine thematic rooms, selected by the scientific committee that involved the goldsmith districts of Vicenza, Valenza, Arezzo and Torre del Greco, highlight the high craftsmanship of the great goldsmith artists, the fashion houses, the protagonists of fashion jewelery, of designers and excellences characterized by techniques and materials typical of Made in Italy: from coral to filigree, from micromosaic to lava stone and the scenarios of the future. The inauguration of the exhibition saw the presence of Marco Carniello, Global Exhibition Director of the Jewelery & Fashion division of Italian Exhibition Group, Francesco Rucco, Mayor of Vicenza, Simona Siotto, Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Vicenza, and Alba Cappellieri, Director of the Jewelery Museum.
To access the Jewelery Museum it will be necessary to show the Green Pass. Reservation is not compulsory. Visiting hours are as follows: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

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