Medal of the President of the Republic of Italy
MAM Prize (Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere) Supporter of Artistic Trades
Under the aegis of the
Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities | Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Italian Embassy in Moscow
Ministry for Economic Development
Embasssy of the Russian Federation in Italy
Italian Business Council in Russia | Confindustria Russia
Italo-Russian Chamber of Commerce | GIM Unimpresa
Tuscany Region | Metropolitan City of Florence | Municipality of Florence
National Committee for the Celebrations for 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death
The International Demidoff Foundation
Saint Petersburg Academy of Art in Florence | Friends of the Hermitage Association
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Friends of Florence| Life Beyond Tourism
ADSI Association Dimore Storiche Italiane | Cultural Association Città Nascosta
Associazione Giardino Corsini
ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO:
CELEBRATES ITS “VERMEIL ANNIVERSARY”
25 YEARS OF PROMOTING AWARENESS OF THE VALUE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO has been running for 25 years now, and celebrates its “vermeil” anniversary, paying tribute to the refined technique of gilding silver with gold, which originated in France in the mid-18th century.
An important milestone for the exhibition promoted and organised by the cultural association Associazione Giardino Corsini, a reference point for the sector, an opportunity for exchanging views and ideas, developed from a project by Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani to promote the principle of craftsmanship as a value.
“Twenty-five years protecting the traditional arts and trades linked to craftsmanship, in order to ensure that the heritage of our region will not be wasted but will be transformed into life blood and employment opportunities for the younger generations.”
Arranged in a unique setting, along the avenues of the seventeenth century Italian-style Corsini gardens designed by Gherardo Silvani, amidst the Limonaie (orangeries) and the Orto delle Monache (nuns’ vegetable garden), , this edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO brings together, once again, a new selection of approx. 100 master artisans who will not only display their products, but will also give live demonstrations of their mastery, revealing the technical secrets that make their work unique.
On this “Vermeil” anniversary, gold will be the common theme of the numerous events programmed for the four days of the show. A journey dedicated to understanding, meeting, viewing and tasting, designed to spread knowledge of the roots from which our values originate.
This Florentine event also offers a full programme of activities such as: