On Monday 4 June 2018, an emotion-filled ceremony took place in the Salone d'Onore at the Triennale di Milano. In the presence of a tightly packed audience, the Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere organisation bestowed its title, Master of Arts and Crafts, on 77 maestri. In the festive and at times moving atmosphere of this second edition of the award, the new recipients were applauded warmly by a public from Milan and beyond. They had come to the Triennale to render homage to the talent and inimitable skill of our great artisans.
On 14 December, the third biennial edition of Vicenza's Museo del Gioiello, promoted by Italian Exhibition Group Spa in a partnership with Vicenza's Municipality, was inaugurated with an entirely new selection of works.
The late October's rough weather ravaging Val di Fiemme destroyed over two million trees beyond repair. Among them, rare resonance trunks, a precious kind of wood used for creating musical instruments.
Until 3 March 2019, the Mario Bellini exhibition (“The architecture of glass, glass in architecture”) is open to the public at Murano's Glass Museum, near Venice.
From 9 October up to 31 March 2019, the halls of Como's Museo della Seta (Silk Museum), will be open to the public for the exhibition “Manlio Rho: il senso del colore. Tra tessile e arte” (Manlio Rho: A Sense of Colour. Between Textiles and Art), curated by Luigi Cavadini and Francina Chiara.
On 24 November, the Museo del Bijou in Casalmaggiore, near Cremona, inaugurated the “Ridefinire il gioiello” (Redefining Jewels) exhibition, which will be available to the public until 13 January 2019.
Until 6 January 2019, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is showcasing an exhibition featuring Carlo Scarpa and the Cappellin M.V.M. glassworks at Le Stanze del Vetro on Venice's Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.