An urgent appeal to save Italian Arts and Crafts has been delivered to the government: a cry of pain and alarm for the sector, in deep crisis owing to the consequences of the health emergency.

It was signed by 50 leading exponents of Italian high craftsmanship, owners of historic craft workshops, together with 60 distinguished supporters, authoritative names from the fields of culture, journalism, business, design and art who have the future of the arts and crafts at heart. A world that is of unique cultural value, and that is at the foundation of the best of Made in Italy.

We will be publishing their statements at length: a precious anthology of short texts filled with a love of Italy and its sublime and inimitable know-how.

Our country cannot abandon its ‘Living Treasures’ at this moment of such impactful and deep crisis: it would mean resigning ourselves to losing our soul and our identity, the very thing that makes us unique and earns us the whole world’s admiration.

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Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte
Fatti ad Arte