25° EDITION
ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO


A 25-year long challange
for traditional artistic trades

Read more


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
Italian Business Council in Russia
Confindustria Russia
Italo-Russian Chamber of Commerce
GIM Unimpresa
Tuscany Region
Metropolitan City of Florence
Municipality of Florence

The International Demidoff Foundation
St. 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


"If last year ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO sponsored the re-opening
of the Richard Ginori Museum of the Manifattura di Doccia,
I am pleased and proud to note that this year
it will be paying tribute to the multicultural identity of Florence,
dedicating its fund-raising campaign,
entitled MEMORIES OF RUSSIA IN FLORENCE,
to the rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of a number
of works of art that testify to the bond
between Florence and the Russian community
in the course of the 19th and early 20th century.
So I thank ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO also
for its supportive spirit and forward-looking vision,
and send my affectionate greetings
to Giorgiana Corsini and Neri Torrigiani who embark
upon this adventure each year, always succeeding
in touching the true authentic heart of Florence".


Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN


ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO:
"MEMORIES OF RUSSIA
IN FLORENCE"


Associazione Giardino Corsini
dedicates the fundraising campaign 2019
to the restoration and conservation
of some extraordinary works of art,
that testify to the cultural bond
between Florence and the Russian community

Read more



EVANGELICAL CEMETERY "AGLI ALLORI"


Read more


“A garden of memory, one of the most crepuscular and alluring places
of nineteenth century Florence, the “Agli Allori” cemetery,
important, both in terms of its monumental value and as testimony
to the illustrious figures who lived in Florence and are buried here.
Today, part of the cemetery is inaccessible because of its
precarious structural conditions, due, first and foremost,
to lack of maintenance work.
For these reasons the structure should be urgently restored
and preserved with the greatest possible attention.
We therefore consider commendable the decision of
ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO to take action
to restore this monument through a fund-raising campaign
promoted for 2019”.


Grazia Gobbi Sica,
President of the Association “Amici degli Allori”


THE STIBBERT MUSEUM


Read more


“I am delighted that the Museum has been chosen
by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO for the project
“Memories of Russia in Florence”
which will restore value such an extraordinary selection
of pieces from the Demidoff collections,
unique in Europe, displayed in a Venue
especially designed for the purpose”.

Enrico Colle
Director of the Stibbert Museum


THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF FLORENCE


Read more


“The Church has undergone several restoration operations
over recent years, and at the moment there are still some
restoration works to be finished inside it,
such as the fresco of the Annunciation,
the large iron door of the narthex and
two large icons portraying the Apostles Andrew
and John the Theologian in the crypt,
and we sincerely hope that this initiative
promoted by ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO will be successful”.

Anne Worontzoff
Lay Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church of Florence

FLORENCE SEEN THROUGH THE EYES
​OF THE RUSSIANS


Michail Talalay,
Russian Academy of Science

Read more

RUSSIA AS SEEN BY THE FLORENTINES


Lucia Tonini,
University of Pisa

Read more

SPECIAL PROJECTS
FOR THE FUNDRAISING
DURING THE EXHIBITION



MAY 16/19, 2019

CORSINI GARDENS
FLORENCE
ITALY




MOTHER / EARTH


For the 25th ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO Exhibition,
the organisers have decided to produce
some sculptures of the young Florentine artist
Riccardo Prosperi - aka "Simafra" -
and the donations collected for these works
will be given to the "MEMORIES OF RUSSIA IN FLORENCE"
fund-raising campaign.

Read more


What are the points in common
between classical and contemporary art?
How are the traditional artistic techniques used today?
Are there any points where they overlap?

An introdution by
Natalia Parenko,
Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg

Read more


CONSORTIUM
"IL CAPPELLO DI FIRENZE"


For the 25th ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO Exhibition
the organisers have suggested to the
Consortium "Il Cappello di Firenze"
to produce a special collection of hats, drawing their inspiration from famous real and fictional figures of the Russian world.

Read more


Video

REWARDS


Rewards for donations
made between
1 February and 31 May 2019
to help fund the following
restoration works:

- The Hemicycle of the
Evangelical Cemetery “agli Allori”

- The masterpieces of the
Demidoff Collection exhibited
at the Stibbert Museum

- Completion of the restoration
works on the Church
of the Nativity of Christ and
Saint Nicholas the Thaumaturge

Read more



We appeal
to the kind generosity
of one and all!


CONTRIBUTE HERE

ORGANIZATION
& PRESS OFFICE


Read more