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Czech Republic – Jewelry New Design showcases works by Italian students in Prague

The Italian Cultural Institute in Prague presents a selection of the works that won the 2016 edition of “Jewelry New Design”. The initiative arises from “New Design”, an innovative Project with which the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), in partnership with schools, gives new talents the opportunity to express their creativity. More than 80 Art Lyceums throughout Italy joined the project which, in the 2016 edition, was devoted to jewellery.    

Now at its seventh edition, “New Design” represents an alternative option to the curricular programme, a new way of combining school and research, drawing inspiration from Italy’s traditional inventiveness and ingeniousness. This year the contest has expanded its scope and, after a suggestive stop in Venice’s Arsenale, headed straight for the heart of Europe: Prague.

The evening was attended by senior officials from the MIUR, Edvige Mastantuono, Francesco Branca, Caterina Spezzano, Rocco Fiano, Achille Valenti, and Professor Francesca Borghero. Other participants included representatives of the winning schools: the “A. Vittoria” and “F. Depero” Art Lyceum of Trento-Rovereto, represented by Professor Mariagrazia Brunelli and students Roberto Piffer and Silvia Florenzano; the “Selvatico” Art Lyceum of Padua, represented by Prof Maria Rosa Franzin and students Alice Biolo amd Andrea Gambato; the “Cellini” School of Valenza (AL), represented by Prof Patrizia Grugni and students Pietro Boz and Matteo Pugliese. During their mission to Prague, the Italian delegation met with their Czech counterparts, who were illustrated the project with a view to establishing future partnerships. The exhibition is co-organised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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