There is a new rendez-vous with the Poldi Pezzoli craft workshops: on 28th and 29th December, “The Poldi Pezzoli workshops" offer participants the chance to put their manual skills with wood to the test.
The "Poldi Pezzoli Ateliers", the crafts workshops for adults created by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte in a collaboration with Milan’s Poldi Pezzoli Museum, will soon start again.
The “AD HOC” project, “Strategies to prevent early-school leaving”, selected by the social enterprise “Con i Bambini” (Standing with Children), coordinated by Cometa Formazione and co-financed by Fondazione De Agostini, is successfully being carried forward.
From July 22nd through August 3rd 2019, MADE LABS – the summer school program of the Rosario Gagliardi Academy of Fine Arts – will take place in Siracusa, Sicily, encompassing 9 workshops, 2 symposia and 13 conferences.
The call for tender for the project supported by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte “A School, a Job. Training to Excellence”, training internships for tomorrow’s young Master craftsmen, is now open.
The project "AD HOC, strategies to prevent early-school leaving" is on its way. It has been successfully selected by the social enterprise "Con i Bambini" (Standing with Children), within the "Fondo per il contrasto alla povertà minorile" ...
The stories of the apprentices of the project “A School, a Job. Training to Excellence”, promoted and supported by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, are now online. The project, now in its seventh year, allowed nearly 200 young people to learn the trade in a workshop, alongside great master artisans.
The Chair of Milan's Politecnico Faculty of Design, dedicated to "Italian Beauty" and supported by Fondazione Cologni, has been renewed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Events and Exhibitions
“A jewel serves to remind us that we dream, design, create and work because we love. And Van Cleef & Arpels, born from love and poetry, always revisit love and poetry”, as Franco Cologni writes in his book Elogio della mano (Marsilio), dedicated to the Maison and the high jewellery trades.
25 years from the historical conference which took place in February 1995 in Milan’s Triennale, Fondazione Cologni is now promoting a new important meeting curated by Ugo La Pietra and Alberto Cavalli: a full day dedicated to exploring the discipline area of the applied arts within Italy’s art crafts, internationally referred to as “decorative arts” or “craft”,
After the success of the first Atelier with master woodcarver Renato Olivastri, the educational workshops for adults created by the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan in collaboration with Fondazione Cologni will be continued.
After the outstanding success of Doppia Firma in Milan, with 18,000 visitors who came to Villa Mozart to see the exhibition, the project by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte with Living Corriere della Sera, and presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, will access a new prestigious venue in Paris, on the occasion of the fourth edition of Révélations, from 23 to 26 May.
On the occasion of the 2019 Salone del Mobile, the students of Creative Academy, the Milan-based international design school of the Richemont Group, are working on the universal theme of secrets.
For the 2019 Salone del Mobile, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is proud to present the fourth annual Doppia Firma: A Dialogue Between Design and Artisanal Excellence, in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Living – the Corriere della Sera magazine for interiors, design and lifestyle.
The Poldi Pezzoli Ateliers are dedicated to artisans’ workshops for adults, born out of a fruitful collaboration between the Milanese Museum and Fondazione Cologni.
On 20 March, at 10.30, in what was formerly Francesco Hayez' studio, now hall 48, in Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Ugo La Pietra's new book "Fatto ad arte. Né arte né design" (promoted by Fondazione Cologni, and published by Marsilio) will be presented within the framework of "Incontri con l'Arte", curated by Sergio Nannicola and Marco Pellizzola.
The yearly award granted by Paris' Centre du Luxe et de la Création to 10 specially outstanding talents within the selected categories (Audacity, Well-Being, Elegance, Harmony, Originality, Innovation, Invention, Rarity, Seduction, Talent Management) has now reached its 17th edition.


Other Activities
The new Starhotels project for a contemporary patronage of the metiers d’art has officially been launched in Milan.
On 14 June last, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte attended the Working session of Artistic Crafts International Charter, in the venue of Confartigianato-Imprese Udine.
On 30 and 31 January, over 130,000 visitors travelled to Aosta's thousand-year old Fair of Sant’Orso, a yearly meeting point for hundreds of craftsmen exhibiting and selling their creations.