On 15 December last the new and much awaited exhibition at the Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza, entitled The New Permanent Collection, opened in a strictly digital version as permitted by the national safety protocols. The objective is to continue with the intense process of disseminating the culture and values of Italian jewellery, promoting the areas and companies involved in its production and keeping alive the link with visitors, collaborators and enthusiasts.
The Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza has officially become a permanent museum devoted to jewellery made in Italy, thanks to the efforts of the IEG (Italian Exhibition Group). The importance of Italian craftsmanship is summed up in the enthusiastic words of the museum’s director Alba Cappellieri, member of the scientific comittee of Fondazione Cologni, who says: ‘The idea of devoting the new exhibition to Italian jewellery emerged two years ago, long before the pandemic, and before there was the shift from the global to the local that we are seeing today. The desire to promote our country has led to a discovery of all the forms of jewellery that are bearers of typically Italian material and immaterial values and an understanding of their common characteristics: beauty of form, quality of manufacturing, variety and innovation. I have always been fascinated by jewellery’s ability to speak different languages and this is something that Italian jewellery, in particular, has always done in masterly fashion’.
A chest filled with Italian treasures and excellence in Italian manufacturing just waiting to be discovered.