The symbols of power: tiaras and crowns in an exhibition at the Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza ♦ ︎
Not only do jewels serve to emphasize the wearer’s body, they not only show the taste of those who choose them and not only are an index of wealth. They are also, on some occasions, symbols of power. Like tiaras and crowns, medals and brooches, rings and tiaras. The new exhibition at the Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza, inside the Basilica Palladiana, is dedicated to them, to the jewels of power. The museum is the first in Italy and one of the few in the world dedicated exclusively to jewelery and is managed by Italian Exhibition Group (a company that also organizes VicenzaOro) in partnership with the City of Vicenza.
The new temporary exhibition is titled The Jewels of Power: Crown and Tiaras and is curated by Alessandra Possamai (22 September-17 March 2019).
Under the display cases there is a careful selection of crowns and tiaras from different times and contexts, from high fashion jewelery to fashion. “The exhibition represents an excursus between the crowns and tiaras of the past and the present, and focuses on what they are and what they have been. A real leap in the taste and style of different eras through works by great artists “, explains the curator, Alessandra Possamai. “A world of creative interest, a testing ground for goldsmiths and contemporary designers. The precious artifacts protagonists of the exhibition are a sign of the excellence of the goldsmith’s art, characterized by attention to detail and quality of work, which has made Made in Italy great in the world “.
“Fashion has always been absorbing and giving birth to strong iconic values and crowns are powerful inspirations for their immediate and universal symbolism. We are very proud of this new temporary exhibition: Alessandra Possamai has been able to weave different times and contexts, presenting crowns and tiaras from high jewelery to fashion, confirming and expanding the pluralistic and inclusive spirit of the Jewelery Museum “, adds Alba Cappellieri, director of Jewelery Museum.