The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art collaborates with Feduf-Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria al Risparmio to develop a free dual training programme addressed to Milan’s Art Schools students.
Since 2014, the Cologni Foundation actively participates in round tables promoted amongst the signatories of the International Charter of Artistic Craftsmanship to discuss issues related to training in the field of artistic crafts.
To look at the museum with new eyes is the purpose of the book without words developed by the Cologni Foundation with the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan.
The Cologni Foundation is main sponsor of Design in Town, a project that connects the best Italian creative talent and 30 young designers who wish to face new challenges.
SIAM and the Cologni Foundation joined forces to develop a pilot project addressed to artisans, one-man companies and microenterprises.
The Cologni Foundation continues to organise seminars, lectures and conferences dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of artistic crafts..
The Cologni Foundation intensifies its commitment towards the young generations developing a series of workshops and educational programmes with Milan’s historic house-museums.
For the sixth running year, the Cologni Foundation promotes the transmission of traditional crafts, skills and knowledge to the younger generations through its apprenticeship programme.

Events and Exhibitions
The first Biennial of Art Schools was held at Palazzo Venezia in Rome from 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Following the great success at the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the exhibition Doppia Firma arrived in Korea, hosted by the Craft Trend Fair.
The history of Italian jewellery and its main protagonists are on show from 24 November 2016 to 20 March 2017 at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, in an exhibition curated by historian Melissa Gabardi.
After Milan and Spilimbergo, the project "The Code of Talent" reached the important footwear manufacturing centre of the Riviera del Brenta.
"Il Bel Mestiere. Artigiani e maestranze nel teatro d’opera" published by the Cologni Foundation with Marsilio Editori in the “Mestieri d’Arte” book series received a prestigious award
The fourth edition of the International Festival of Costume and Set Design was held on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
The beautiful Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan hosted workshops and a special fair dedicated to paper, the theme of the fifth edition of “Manualmente”.
Thirty extraordinary dresses made entirely of paper by the creative Belgian artist were exhibited at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan.
After Bologna, Milan, Venice and Turin, the book "In opera. Conservare e restaurare l'arte contemporanea", dedicated to the restoration of contemporary art, was presented in Naples.
A special event was dedicated to the protagonists of the project "A School, a Job. Training to Excellence".
MUDEC-Museum of Cultures in Milan hosted an exhibition dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship and to the companies that are investing in the development of new technologies for fashion and sustainability in particular.
The fourth release in the “Storietalentuose” book series for children was presented at the Poldi Pezzoli house-museum in Milano.
The opening of Pitti Immagine Uomo provided the occasion for the international presentation of the new web portal developed by the Cologni Foundation to showcase the very best Italian craftsmanship.
MAM - Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere, promoted by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in partnership with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, awards outstanding skills in the fields of artistic craftsmanship.
100 exceptional glass artworks by renowned international artists and designers were presented at FAI’s Villa dei Vescovi, near Padua.
Fourth edition of the Festival of Early Music developed by the Associazione Noema with the Municipal School of Violin-making in Milan and “Italia su misura”.
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum invited Giulio Paolini (Genoa, 1940), one of the leading exponents of conceptual art, to exhibit his works inspired by the house-museum’s permanent collection.
The new project by the Creative Academy in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation and with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels was presented during the 55th Salone del Mobile in Milan.
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, Living magazine, and presented an experimental project that brings together design innovation with the traditions of the great Italian artists.
The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in collaboration with the Associazione 5 Vie and the support of Vacheron Constatin presented the 2016 programme of the European Artistic Crafts Days in Milan.
An exhibition brought to Milan by Vacheron Constantin opened to the public from 2 April to 31 May at the 21st Triennale “New Craft” pavilion, located inside Fabbrica del Vapore.
After the successful photo exhibition held in Milan, the Cologni Foundation and Fondazione Bracco replicate the event at Palazzo Tadea in Spilimbergo on the invitation of Gian Piero Brovedani, Director of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.
The Fondo Vasco Ferrante collaborates with the Cologni Foundation in the apprenticeship programme "A School, a Job. Training to Excellence" to sustain training courses in the field of high mechanics.
After twenty years, the 21st edition of the Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture returned to Milan with a programme entitled "21st Century - Design after Design".

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Costruttori di valore

il ruolo strategico del saper fare italiano

Craftsmanship is one of the key elements to the success of Italy’s manufacturing industry. Italy’s future growth must therefore be based on the most authentic and effective assets of its economy: value creation that is founded on beauty.
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The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, the Silk Museum in Como and Carthusia Edizioni present the fourth title in the “Storietalentuose” series.

Other Activities
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.
Online from October 2016, the new platform allows users to discover the very best Italian craftspeople, appraise their work and assess the quality of their bespoke products and services.
With this exhibition, the three-year project “Il cuNeo Gotico”, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation and the Compagnons du Tour de France, reached its final stage
The Cologni Foundation cooperates with Elesta Travel, a tour operator specialised in cultural travel, on the “Milano Gran Tour” project: a brand new series of itineraries dedicated to some of Milan’s excellent artisan workshops.
The innovative showcase of the very best Italian craftsmanship was launched in 2015 by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art with Gruppo Editoriale and OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte.