October 11th 2014
Reggia of Colorno
Parma

On Saturday, October 11th 2014, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new academic year, ALMA-La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana hosted, in the beautiful setting of the Reggia of Colorno, an open day focused on the Schools of excellence and on the Métiers d'Art.
At the presence of 400 ALMA students and of a large audience, the XI academic year official opening took place with the participation of Gualtiero Marchesi, rector of ALMA, and contributions of managers and teachers of the school.
After that, the round table moderated by Claudio Della Seta, reporter of TG5, "Métiers d'Art, School of excellence and employment in Italy" took place with the contribution of: Alberto Cavalli, director of the Cologni Foundation; Stefano Micelli, professor of the University Ca' Foscari of Venice; Marco di Luccio, FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano; and Gualtiero Marchesi.

Some of the representatives of the Schools of excellence selected for the publication The code of talent shared their vision, too: Alido Gerussi, president of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli; Andrea Romano, director of TADS, Tarì Design School; Karlheinz Hofer, president of Alta Scuola di Pelletteria Italiana; Rosa Maria Villani, director of Scuola dell'Arte della Medaglia Istituto Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato.

In the afternoon the Schools organised workshops on their respective métiers d'art:

- Alta Scuola di Pelletteria Italiana - Passione per la pelle: la creazione di una borsa, dal disegno all'accessorio
(Passion for leather: the creation of a bag, from the design to the accessory)

- Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli - Come nasce il mosaico (How a mosaic is made)

- Istituto d'arte per la ceramica di Faenza - Ceramica: tradizione e tecnologie (Ceramic: tradition and technologies)

- Istituto d'arte Pietro Selvatico - Percorso costruttivo di una collana modulare a maglia romana (Manufacturing process of a modular Roman-knit necklace)

- Accademia Teatro alla Scala - Il trucco dietro il sipario: lo stile del 700 (The make-up behind the curtain: the 700's style)

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