news — January 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

A signet for VicenzaOro

The new edition of the Jewel Museum at VicenzaOro adds an exhibition dedicated to signets.
With VicenzaOro January 2017 it’s open a new stage for the Museo del Gioiello. The collection housed in the historic Basilica of Palladio in Vicenza, it is renewed every two years. The new edition was inaugurated in December (we talked about here), which will conclude in late 2018, and it has been selected by ten new international curators. It continues to provide an unprecedented path of semantic complexity of the jewel in all its meanings related to time, to culture, to the taste, in short the history of man, according to the very diverse views. But with VicenzaOro January, the Museum also inaugurated an area dedicated to temporary exhibitions, with an exhibition of old Signets. It is a path dedicated to the world of the seals and their significance evocative, curated by Anna Fornari, goldsmith and artist. The exhibition will be open until 7 May.
The museum space inside the Palladian Basilica, the first in Italy and one of the few in the world dedicated exclusively to jewelry, is run by Italian Exhibition Group (new company created from the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza) in partnership with the City of Vicenza. Upstairs the museum preserves the path of nine exhibition halls themes: Symbol, Magic, Function, Beauty, Art, Fashion, Design, Icons, Future. The innovative layout was designed by designer Patricia Urquiola. The space of over 410 square meters, edited and directed by Alba Cappellieri, professor of Jewellery Design at the Politecnico of Milan and the main researcher of the sector in Italy, in the second edition presents a new selection of 400 jewels, selected according to the sensitivity of new curators of internationally involved: Glenn Adamson, director of the Museum of Arts and Design in new York; Nicolas Bos, President & Ceo of Van Cleef & Arpels; Helen Drutt English art critic and collector, Cristina Del Mare anthropologist, art historian Alessandra Possamai, Stefano Piaggi, Archives Director Anna Piaggi; Marco Romanelli, architect and designer, Paola Venturelli, the art historian and author, Odo Fioravanti, designer.
The journey begins with the symbol room, curated by Adamson. It follows, in the magic room, the selection of Maria Cristina Del Mare, which offers magical jewels that cross time and cultures. Buttons, buckles, chatelaine, brooches, hair clips, cufflinks, brooches, pins and pomander are the jewels that live in the function room curated by Alessandra Possamai. The Beauty of the room is a tribute to nature, starring Nicolas Bos. Helen Drutt has selected the jewelry for the art room, which houses the creations of American artists. A tribute entirely Italian is present in the hall Fashion, dedicated to Anna Piaggi, fashion editor, famous throughout the world for being the muse of many designers, and curated by Stefano Piaggi. The path continues with design room, curated by Alba Cappellieri and architect Marco Romanelli, which tells of the bond that the war to date the Italian designers have had with the jewel, with icons room, which contains the iconic precious selected by Paola Venturelli. Finally, the future hall, where Odo Fioravanti presents scenarios for the coming years through innovative materials and technologies.
Museum of Jewelry
Opening time
Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 19.00
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11.00 to 19.00
Ticket 6 entire euro, reduced 4 euro

Museo del Gioiello. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Museo del Gioiello. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Museo del Gioiello. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Museo del Gioiello. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Archivio Anna Piaggi. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Archivio Anna Piaggi. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Il nuovo allestimento al Museo del Gioiello. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Il nuovo allestimento al Museo del Gioiello. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Il nuovo allestimento al Museo del Gioiello. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Il nuovo allestimento al Museo del Gioiello. Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Nicolas Luchsinger, Retail Director di Van Cleef & Arples International. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Nicolas Luchsinger, Retail Director di Van Cleef & Arples International. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Helen W. Drutt. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Helen W. Drutt. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
L'ingresso del Museo del Gioiello, Vicenza. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
L’ingresso del Museo del Gioiello, Vicenza. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Achille Variati, sindaco di Vicenza, Matteo Marzotto, vice presidente Italian Exhibition Group, Lorenzo Cagnoni, Presidente Italian Exhibition Group. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Achille Variati, sindaco di Vicenza, Matteo Marzotto, vice presidente Italian Exhibition Group, Lorenzo Cagnoni, Presidente Italian Exhibition Group. Foto Fabio Ferrari, LaPresse
Alba Cappelieri
Alba Cappelieri
Pendente del Nepal, oro, corallo, rubini, smeraldi, XIX secolo
Pendente del Nepal, oro, corallo, rubini, smeraldi, XIX secolo
Lella e Massimo Vignelli, collana Senza Fine, argento, 1992
Lella e Massimo Vignelli, collana Senza Fine, argento, 1992
Giampiero Bodino, chocker Rosa dei Venti, spinello rosso, zaffiri blu e gialli, smeraldo, ametista, diamanti, oro rosa, 2013
Giampiero Bodino, chocker Rosa dei Venti, spinello rosso, zaffiri blu e gialli, smeraldo, ametista, diamanti, oro rosa, 2013
Ugo Correani, metallo, ottone, plastica, anni Ottanta
Ugo Correani, metallo, ottone, plastica, anni Ottanta
Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels
Spilla di Van Cleef & Arpels
Castellani e Tommaso Saulini, cammeo papale in conchiglia, oro filigranato, 1883
Castellani e Tommaso Saulini, cammeo papale in conchiglia, oro filigranato, 1883
Alexander Calder, spilla Butterfly, 1940
Alexander Calder, spilla Butterfly, 1940

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