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27/10/2017

"PRECIOUS LINKS. THE CHAIN BETWEEN FUNCTION AND ORNAMENT"

Opened to the public the new temporary exhibition "Precious Links. The chain between function and ornament" at the Museo del Gioiello jewellery museum in Vicenza. Open until 25th March 2018, “Precious Links. The chain between function and ornament" will be displaying a wide selection of chains, considered as the most common and versatile element in the history of jewellery. This exhibition presents 80 chains that, from the end of the eighteenth century to present day, have inspired every jewellery context and represent the strength and identity of Italian manufacturing, especially in the Veneto Region and Tuscany, from industrial semi-processed goods to valuable artisan work. A fascinating itinerary that shows how extraordinary jewellery, capable of uniting the past and future in the name of creativity, beauty and innovation, can be brought to life by a simple functional element.

The Exhibition displays an important selection of chains made in Veneto, which, since Renaissance times, has been a leading chain manufacturing barycentre. Since the time of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, chains have expressed the area's ability to create fashionable chains of excellent quality and technical complexity. In this fascinating itinerary that takes the visitor on a journey through time during which historical chains from nineteenth and twentieth century Vicenza and Veneto tradition, either handcrafted or industrially-made, can be admired together with contemporary chains produced by leading jewellery companies (Fope, Franco Pianegonda, Marco Bicego, Mattioli, Nanis, Pasquale Bruni, Pesavento, Pomellato, Roberto Coin, Unoaerre, Vendorafa Lombarda, Vhernier), testifying the wealth of Made in Italy jewellery, and chains designed by famous Italian designers (Giampaolo Babetto, Francesca Braga Rosa, Emma Francesconi, Stefania Lucchetta, Stefano Marchetti, Carla Riccoboni, Barbara Uderzo, Daniela Vettori, Alberta Vita), who have seen an element for research and experimentation in this simple element.  
Thanks to the creativity and manufacturing ability of our companies, chains have become icons of style, beauty and Italian savoir faire.

Exhibition: from 27th October 2017 to 25th March 2018 Museo del Gioiello opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

Tickets: Full price Euro 6.00, reduced price Euro 4.00
Museo del Gioiello