In Milan, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art promotes and organises a rich calendar of events in collaboration with various partners. The programme of initiatives and events is made possible thanks to the invaluable support of Vacheron Constantin, official partner of the European Artistic Crafts Days.

This year’s theme was the transmission of know-how and knowledge, celebrated in a series of events that included a photography exhibition, a conference and a tour of Milan’s workshops.

TRANSMETTRE. Percorsi di sapere
photography exhibition by Gianni and Tiziana Baldizzone, developed with the support of Vacheron Constantin.
1 to 13 April, 2014
Pinacoteca di Brera

FATTO A MANO. Apprendere, trasmettere, rinnovare il sapere artigianale per creare valore
a conference developed in collaboration the CReSV and dedicated to the transmission, learning and renewing of craft knowledge and skills.
4 April 2014
Università Bocconi

Moderated by Maurizio Dallocchio, Professor of Corporate Finance at Bocconi University.

Speakers included:
Cristina Tajani, Councillor for Employment, Economic Development, University and Research Policies of Milan
Bruno Pavesi, Managing Director of Bocconi University
Franco Cologni, President of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art
Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin
Ugo La Pietra, architect and designer
Philippe Daverio, art critic, teacher, writer, author, politician and Italian television personality

An itinerary to discover the masters of Milanese craftsmanship and their know-how
4 to 13 April 2014
Cinque vie, Milan

The Cologni Foundation, in collaboration with the Associazione 5Vie, prepared a suggestive itinerary that unwinds between Corso Magenta, Via Santa Marta and the Darsena, through the heart of one of Milan’s historic and culturally relevant districts. Visitors were invited to discover where Milan’s master craftsmen work and where the products of outstanding craftsmanship are selected and promoted.