Bahrain National Museum presents “DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery” exhibition

The “DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery” exhibition opened today at the Bahrain National Museum this Wednesday evening, and will run ongoing until December 11, introducing the public to a unique aesthetic of Italian art and design.

This exhibition is organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The opening ceremony was attended by BACA Director General of Culture and Arts Shaikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, , Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, Ambassador of Italy in Bahrain, Paola Amadei, as well as a number of diplomats, artists, media professionals and other officials.

BACA President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa said on this occasion, “The Italian culture continuously enriches our cultural movements with all its arts and craftsmanship, and today’s exhibition comes as a reflection on the most beautiful Italian jewelry displayed at the Bahrain National Museum, opening new horizons for culture lovers in the Kingdom to pursue.”

She extended her thanks to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Bahrain for their cooperation to ensure the success of this exhibition.

“These efforts mirror the depth of relations between the two friendly countries and the unanimous achievements to enhance cultural work locally and globally”, she said.

Sereni, expressed her happiness to be present at the opening of the “DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery” exhibition, and thanked the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities for its cooperation in making the exhibition a success.

She noted that Italy and Bahrain have many commonalities, including interest in the arts, crafts and fashion, and expressed her hope that the exhibition will attract the curiosity of visitors to explore the Italian art pieces presented by the exhibition, which enjoy refined craftsmanship and design.

Amadei, she said that it is an honor for the Italian embassy to present this exhibition at the Bahrain National Museum, held in cooperation with the Culture Authority, welcoming everyone to visit the exhibition and explore the holdings in it that bring Bahrain closer to Italy.

After a nearly two year wait due to the pandemic, this first exhibition brought from Italy has for us an even more special meaning and flavor.

The exhibition, curated by Professor Alba Cappellieri, professor of the Politecnico di Milano and Director of the Jewelry Museum of Vicenza, will showcase a wonderful repertoire of more than 200 pieces of Italian jewelry, from the years of La Dolce Vita, through the Pret-a-Porter of the 80s, the minimalism of the 90s to the neo-baroque of the new millennium.

The exhibition wants to tell us the story of Italian fashion jewelry and wants to pay tribute to Italian creativity and manufacturing, art and technology, beauty and innovation.

While touring the exhibition corridors, visitors will be able to learn many details about the types of jewelry created by the most famous Italian jewelry and gold designers, the finest fashion brands, as well as the work of independent designers.

What distinguishes the Italian Jewelry Exhibition is its ability to bring together different generations of ancient and contemporary designers, and it is an opportunity to meet the experiences and visions of many Italian skilled and fashion designers under one slogan: Excellence in Italian Jewelry.

The displayed jewelry pieces show the high Italian taste in design, where you can see very beautiful details in these pieces made of different materials and precious metals such as silver and gold but also coral and Murano glass, which were formed in their final form through the use of ancient techniques such as casting using wax, decorations and others.

Source: Bahrain News Agency