L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels returns to Dubai [fr]
From March 28 to April 13, 2019, the world’s first school of jewellery arts, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is coming back to the Middle East for its second edition this spring after a widely successful debut in 2017.
After launching the first regional campus in Dubai in 2017, and welcoming 3,000 visitors over three weeks, the Paris-based school will again set up a nomadic campus in In5 at Hai d3, Dubai Design District, presenting a programme for the general public to discover the savoir-faire, history and culture of fine jewellery and watchmaking.
The programme will offer 24 classes organised around four themes: The Savoir-Faire (Know-how), the Art History of Jewellery, the Universe of Gemstones, and Creative Workshops for children. Ranging from evening conversations to exhibitions and complementary outdoor cinema screenings, the campus cultivates experiences for anyone interested in art, history, jewellery and contemporary culture.
A la carte program of courses and talks, accessible to everyone with no pre-requisites, inviting the public to learn about the savoir faire of jewelry-making techniques, the world of precious stones, and the art history of jewelry, guided by leading experts.
All of the instructors will travel to Dubai from Paris and will teach the same programs offered at L’ÉCOLE in Paris.
Registrations on me.lecolevancleefarpels.com by mid February
Four exceptional exhibitions that call attention to the many facets of the jewelry arts:
- Pearl merchants: A rediscovered saga, between the Gulf & France at the dawn of XX Century
Presented by the Institut français in the UAE / cultural department of the French Embassy in the UAE, Thanks to an historical research about the trading of natural pearls between France and the Middle East, this exhibition presents a chapter in the history of jewelry forgotten up to now.
- Precious Art Deco Objects from the Collection of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan
A selection of precious boxes that represent incredible masterpieces of inventiveness, creativity, fantasy, skills and technical prowess.
- Hidden treasures: Jewelry from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A pioneering attempt to highlight the myriad influences that animate design repertoires across the Arabian Peninsula, with sterling examples of jewelry from the Art of Heritage Collection (AOH) at Riyadh.
- The fabulous destiny of Tavernier’s diamonds
Science and history in a display of replicas of 20 exceptional diamonds sold in the 17th century to the French King Louis XIV, with the exhibition
No registration, free access everyday
Founded with the support of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris in February 2012, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels has previously visited Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong and is now bringing tailor-made programmes to its Middle Eastern audience.
The school will be back in session from 28 March to 13 April, 2019. Visit :me.lecolevancleefarpels.com