THE MUSEO DEL GIOIELLO LIGHTS UP FOR VICENZA'S WHITE NIGHT EVENT
del Gioiello jewellery museum is opening its doors for Vicenza's White Night event, scheduled for Saturday
24th June. To mark the
event, the museum located in the Basilica Palladiana will be open from 11 am to
11 pm, instead of 7 pm, with free
entry for visitors.
The Museo del
Gioiello will therefore be brightly lit for the city of Vicenza's first White Night, a manifestation organized
by the Council, the Hyper Cultural Association and OFF Events, which will see the historical town centre alive with
music, entertainment and events in all the squares.
Outside the usual opening times and under an unprecedented
and highly suggestive light, visitors will be able to
partake in the original aesthetic and cognitive experience offered by the Museum, the first in
Italy and one of only a few in the world dedicated exclusively to jewellery.
On the upper
floor, the public will be able to enjoy the second edition of the biennial
exhibition where 400 jewellery items of rare beauty are displayed in
9 themed rooms, each under the curatorship of an international expert,
which reflect the principle meanings behind jewellery: Symbol, Magic,
Function, Beauty, Art, Fashion, Design, Icon and Future. Guided tours are
programmed with the Museum Director, Alba Cappellieri, and
some of the room curators.
The ground floor, however, is currently
hosting the "Dames and
Knights" temporary exhibition (on show until 17th September
2017), which, with 40 items featured, celebrates and recalls the
historical tradition of honorary jewellery.