• 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...


Guido De Zan
Contemporary ceramics



- Conference: The revival of artefacts. From art to design - On July10th 2015, from 10.30 to 13.30, within the programme of Expo Milan 2015, at the Sala della Passione of the Pinacoteca di Brera an important conference will be held...

- A School, a Job. A Path to Excellence: online the new website - On the occasion of the 56th Biennale d'Arte Contemporanea of Venice, the Cologni Foundation, Open Care – Servizi per l'Arte and Marsilio Editori had the pleasure to present the new book “In opera. Conservare e restaurare l'arte contemporanea”.

- The new talents of Italian violin-making have graduated - The Cologni Foundation welcomed again this year with great pleasure and interest the invitation of the Civica Scuola di Liuteria of the City of Milan to be part of the examination board for the 2014/2015 final exam.

- “Il gesto delle mani” docu-movie - After the Fipresci International Award in the 65th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), the documentary “Il gesto delle mani” realized by young director Francesco Clerici...