The Artisan Craft - Welcome to my shop!

The  project ‘Il Mestiere dell’Artigiano – Benvenuto nella mia Bottega!’ (The Artisan Craft - Welcome to my shop!) aims to build a bridge between youth and the artisans and craft community.

Since its inception, over 3,500 students, from elementary, middle and high-school levels, have participated in the project. Their participation has given them the opportunity to intimately capture the professional “know-how” of artisans through personal encounters and workshops in a diverse range of professions, from carpeting and blacksmithing to building boats, shoe-making and hairdressing.

As an additional feature, the project enables students to visit significant Art Museums throughout Venice with the aim of cultivating the knowledge of younger generations concerning the conservation of the valuable works that the trades concerned have possessed and produced over time. These collaborations with the Venetian institutions have included the likes of the Museo d’Arte Sacra di Venezia, La Basilica di San Marco, Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, and Abate Zanetti di Murano, among many others.

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Photo credit :© UNESCO/ A. Ajoux, L. De Stefani