• In opera. Conservare e restaurare l'arte contemporanea.
    In the "Mestieri d'Arte" book series, we find a totally new theme, born out of the partnership with Open Care - Servizi per l’Arte...

  • Il Bel Mestiere
    the book is an original tribute to the master craftsmen who, day by day, construct the success of Italian opera houses with unparalleled skill and passion. Their craft is esteemed and respected worldwide...

  • Makers of beauty
    The twelfth title in the series explores from the inside the extraordinary history of Santoni: an example of excellence in Italy’s manufacturing industry, of which footwear is one of the jewels in the crown.

  • The value of the craft
    Reflecting on craftsmanship, truing to analyze it and evaluate it, is pivotal to understanding the origins and future of the authentic Made in Italy, behind which there is the noble work of the masters craftsmen.

    Collaboration between the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Fondazione Deutsche Bank Italia has given birth to an exclusive cultural...

  • ARTEFICI DI BELLEZZA For this new research commissioned by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and curated by Paolo Colombo with Alberto Cavalli and Emanuela Mora, the Research centre “Arts and professions”...

  • LE ESPOSIZIONI UNIVERSALI The volume illustrates the fantastic, often troubled history of the Universal Expos through the lens of art professions: from the first Expo (London 1851) to the futuristic architecture of Shanghai 2010, the most prestigious art professions,...

  • MAESTRI DEL FARE. A socio-economic investigation on the demand for art professions in Milan
    Maestri del fare, born of the partnership between the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte and the Scuola Cova, fruit of the investigation by Isabella Medicina and Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice...


Tomas Than
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- The Code of Talent - On Wednesday 14 October 2015, the Obihall Theatre in Florence will host the round table “La regola del talento. Eccellenze formative in dialogo”, organised with the cooperation of Fondazione Cologni.

- Fondazione Cologni Award - On Wednesday 23 September 2015, the “Amilcare Ponchielli” theatre in Cremona hosted the award ceremony of the XIV Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria Antonio Stradivari.

- Introducing the web portal - Promoted by Fondazione Cologni, Gruppo Editoriale and OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte, a new portal is going to be launched, providing a showcase for the excellence of Italian craftsmanship.

- Italian Stories - Italian Stories č una piattaforma online che mette in comunicazione diretta gli artigiani e i turisti, offrendo a questi ultimi la possibilitŕ di effettuare visite e workshop all’interno delle botteghe.