IEG: THE JEWELLERY MUSEUM REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC
“The “Italian Jewels” exhibition derives from the desire not only to celebrate Made in Italy jewellery’s cultural, aesthetic and manufacturing values, but also as an economically important resource for our exports. Jewellery, as the Museum demonstrates, is the bearer of typically Italian material and immaterial values: formal beauty, manufacturing quality, variety and innovation. In order to better express the story of Italian jewellery and for a longer period of time, we therefore decided to extend its duration and turn it into a permanent edition.” These are the words of Alba Cappellieri, Director of the Jewellery Museum, at the inauguration of the “Italian Jewels” exhibition, available in digital format on the Museum’s website since last December and also open physically for the first time.
Italian Exhibition Group’s prestigious museum, set up inside the Basilica Palladiana and jointly managed with Vicenza Municipal Council, is re-opening its doors to visitors with this exhibition after its obligatory closure due to anti-Covid measures, consolidating its role as a cultural reference for the entire jewellery sector and the territory by further enriching the Berici hill city’s already abundant artistic offer. In fact, since 2019, the Museum has officially been included on the circuit of the city’s historic centre museum and monumental locations visitable with the all-inclusive Vicenza Card ticket. A synergy that is further boosted by an agreement that will see the Consorzio “Vicenza è”, which already coordinates the city’s tourist sites, running the ticket office and bookshop.
For its fourth edition, the museum is relinquishing its usual mutating nature to become a permanent museum specifically for Made in Italy jewellery proposing the territory as a further level of interpretation of the precious narrative that celebrates the very best Italian jewellery stories under the banner of interpretative pluralism and multi-disciplinarity. The 270 jewels on display in the nine themed rooms, selected by the scientific committee and involving the jewellery districts of Vicenza, Valenza, Arezzo and Torre del Greco, highlight the high level of craftsmanship of the great goldsmith artists, companies, protagonists of fashion jewellery, designers and excellences characterised by Made in Italy techniques and materials: from coral to filigree, from micro-mosaic to lava stone and the futures scenarios.
The Exhibition inauguration was attended by Marco Carniello, Global Exhibition Director of Italian Exhibition Group’s Jewellery & Fashion Division, Francesco Rucco, Mayor of Vicenza, Simona Siotto, Vicenza’s Municipal Councillor for Culture, and Alba Cappellieri, Director of the Jewellery Museum.
Entry into the Jewellery Museum is subject to providing a Green Pass. Booking is not compulsory.
The opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm.