• 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...

    The new title of the book series “Mestieri d'Arte”, published by Marsilio Editori and edited by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, came about thanks to a very special partnership: the one between the Fondazione Cologni and Officine Panerai...


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- The Mediterranean Diet. Evolving objects - The exhibition features original creations connected with the Mediterranean Diet, designed by the students of the Creative Academy and made by Italian craftsmen selected by Ugo La Pietra.

- In opera at the Biennale of Venice - 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”.

- Le Mani Sapienti - For the EXPO semester, the Sale Panoramiche of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, will host the project “Le Mani Sapienti”, created by Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino in collaboration and with the support of Cologni Foundation.

- The code of talent at CDI - The photographic exhibition “The code of talent” has been created thanks to the collaboration between the Cologni Foundation and Centro Diagnostico Italiano, with the precious support of Fondazione Bracco.