On December 17, 2014, the first Jewelry Museum in Italy was inaugurated in Vicenza
The project is curated by Alba Cappellieri, director of the Museum, and Patricia Urquiola, interior designer. Some pieces of the .bijouets collection have been selected and exhibited in the Future section curated by Aldo Bakker, as emblematic examples of new horizons and new prospects for the jewelry industry: Beads Necklace (Selvaggia Armani), Holes Ring (Maria Jennifer Carew), Anemone Bracelet (Daniele Bortotto).
This museum is the first in Italy and one of the few worldwide to be dedicated exclusively to jewelry. The Jewelry Museum, a permanent museum space of 410 square meters inside the Palladian Basilica, is a project developed by Fiera di Vicenza, in partnership with the City Council of Vicenza. The new Museum offers an original, varied aesthetic and educational jewelry experience, enhancing items with ancient origins, deeply rooted in human culture. Curated and directed by Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewelry Design at the Politecnico of Milan and great expert of jewelry in Italy, the museum offers a scientific, learning experience.
On the ground floor, an entrance, with the bookshop as a cultural reference point and a stock of national and international publications on jewelry. This is followed by a versatile room dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The top floor of the museum has a brand-new layout with nine exhibition rooms, curated by international experts: Symbol, Magic, Function, Beauty, Art, Fashion, Design, Icons, Future. A bold choice of curators proposes to restore the semantic complexity of the jewel with very heterogeneous points of view.