02 Feb ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO FOR THE MUSEO DI DOCCIA
FUND RAISING FOR THE RE-OPENING OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INHERITANCE OF PORCELAIN MANUFACTURING IN ITALY
Milan, 2/02/2018. The upcoming re-opening of the Museo Richard Ginori of Sesto Fiorentino is of great importance because it signifies the relaunching of the historic and artistic value of Italian hand-manufactured products.
“In our small way we wish to contribute to reminding people about how important it is that this museum will be re-opened soon so that the world can remember where Made in Italy began,” declare Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani, who for twenty-four years have been great patrons of the artisan and handicraft sector by enhancing the value of what is hand-made through the organization of the Exhibition ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO – promoted by the Associazione Culturale Giardino Corsini – which gathers each year about 90 artisans “asked to show ‘live’ the various techniques which they excell in”. The aim of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO is to promote the special value of artistic excellences and the Fair has often extended its support and cooperated with prestigious institutions such as the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, the Museo “La Specola”, the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence, the Museo della Ceramica of Montelupo Fiorentino.
The Press Conference promoted and organized today by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO in Milan has brought together representatives from MIBACT, from the Institutions of the Tuscan territory (Regione Toscana, Comune di Sesto Fiorentino, Comune di Firenze) and the Associazione Amici di Doccia. The Press Conference underscores the importance of the Museum as a symbol of a new season of the Italian artisan tradition. The museum has recently been acquired by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Turism. Hence the birth today of a new project: “ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO FOR THE MUSEO DI DOCCIA”, an important fund raiser launched by Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani. The project is dedicated to the Associazione Amici di Doccia [Friends of Doccia] after the meeting organized by Confindustria Firenze with Minister Dario Franceschini during the G7 for Culture which took place in Florence in March 2017. The meeting was the premise for the Doccia Museum collection, which is of inestimable value, to be once again enjoyable by the public. The collection is composed of 8.000 works in porcelain, ceramic, maiolica, terracotta, lead; more than 13.000 drawings, plates of engraved metal, cromolithographich stones, chalk moulds, wax sculptures.
The initiative to support the re-opening of the Museo della Manifattura di Doccia which will involve the numerous visitors of the Fair as well as the firms which sponsor the XXIV edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO at the Giardino Corsini in Florence from May 17th through to May 20th,2018.