A brand new, international, non-profit entity has been set up to defend the creation of cultural, social and economic value as embodied in master craftsmanship.

Based in Geneva, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the Michelangelo Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work.

Created by South African entrepreneur Johann Rupert and by Franco Cologni, founder and President of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is building a network to connect like-minded institutions throughout Europe.

www.michelangelofoundation.org