400 Precious Gems Conquer Vicenza’s New Museum
A new museum dedicated to jewelry opens in Vicenza with 400 masterpieces
It is an ambitious project curated by Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewelry Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Cappellieri is passionate about the changes that technology and fashion have undergone in history. The museum was built by the corporation Fiera di Vicenza that is the highest institution in the Italian jewelry sector. Cappellieri’s professional approach can already been seen in her previous books on jewelry. She is also a careful observer of the contemporary mood, an attitude that she carries through the Blog Jewellery Scape - developed with her students – and shows an interest in 3D productions.
The 410 square meters are divided within two levels. The layout of the permanent exhibition - that will change every two years - was designed by Patricia Urquiola for the company Molteni&C, and is divided into nine thematic rooms committed to the first 11 curators and their 400 pieces: Art (Graziella Folchini Grassetto), Beauty (Franco Cologni), Design (Gijs Bakker), Function (Bianca Cappello), Future (Aldo Bakker), Icons (Alfonsina Russo e Ida Caruso), Magic (Maura Picciau e Paolo Maria Guarrera), Fashion (Deanna Farneti Cera), Symbol (Stefano Papi). Alba
Piazza dei Signori 44 - Vicenza
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 09.00-19.00
Porzia Bergamasco is an Italian journalist and consultant. Bergamasco curated the Milan Design Film Festival and SaloneSatellite Award. She specializes in design and architecture.