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These articles and interviews aim at helping you discover and appreciate the world of crafts and restoration of Cultural Heritage.
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Ukraine : when costume tells history

The Ukrainian folk costume The Ukrainian folk costume combines utilitarianism and beauty. This traditional costume has changed throughout generations due to the influence of historical, social and cultural factors. In the middle of 20th century, folk costume incorporated embroidery designs and was made out of linen, hemp and wool. Clothes-making...
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UKRAINE, LAND OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION

By Elizabeth Miroshnichenko – Secretary-General – NGO Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine Since the days of “Kievan Rus”, the first East Slavic state, Ukraine was always highly diverse and rich in crafts and trades. Crafts developed rapidly in rural and urban areas. In fact, they were the very conduits connecting neighbourhoods...
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Papier maché unique pieces

I do love my profession. It´s where I can pursue pure creativity, designing and handling commercial issues. At one time, my private creative idea transformed from a tiny workshop into a real craft business. It´s such a good feeling to know that we are known in many countries. We are...
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THE ART OF RESIST BLOCK PRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING ENLISTED AS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY BY UNESCO

By Claudia Torlino At the end of 2018, the Intergovernmental UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage decided positively on the inclusion of  resist block printing and indigo dyeing in the international UNESCO list, approving the previous request made by Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. A Brief...
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“Chiara Ferraris Art & Glass Fusing”: una professione dedicata al vetro contemporaneo, con un’attenzione alla trasmissione dei valori e alla produzione sostenibile e circolare.

Fin da piccola ho sempre amato l’arte e le sue declinazioni. Dopo il Liceo scientifico e la Laurea in Storia dell’Arte a Lettere Moderne, durante il cui corso ho conseguito alcuni diplomi di restauro carta e libri nonché di legatoria artistica e miniatura, ho conosciuto la Scuola Per Artigiani Restauratori...
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THE ART OF THE GLASS BEAD LISTED BY UNESCO AS INTANGIBLE HERITAGE

Le 17 Décembre 2020, l’inscription par  de « l’Art de la perle de verre » sur la liste représentative du Patrimoine Culturel Immatériel de l’Humanité  est validée par le Comité intergouvernemental de sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel auprès de l’Unesco. C’est en Janvier 2018 que cette aventure commence, lorsque l’Association Italienne Comitato...
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Tecelão

O tecelão urde a teia, introdu-la no tear e tece. Há um trabalho preparatório de enchimento das canelas que são utilizadas no tear. Depois das mantas tecidas, elas são individualizadas, cosidas as bainhas e cardadas. Só assim elas  estão preparadas para venda.
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THE CATALAN VAULT

An ancient technique to build a better future By Andra Ritisan & Charlotte Pierre Human ambition has always been to move forward, to innovate and to progress. Yet innovation and progress have not always been in tune. In many cases, including the building industry, the desire to innovate has led...
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Restoration by IPARC of the Art-Nouveau furniture, designed by Victor Horta for the Wolfers’ shop

IPARC – in collaboration with Denys NV and architect Barbara Van der Wee- restored the cupboards of Victor Horta’s famous Wolfers’ shop (by Victor Horta) for the new display in the Cinquantenaire Museum. The Wolfers’ shop The Wolfers’ shop shows the authentic interior as designed by the Art Nouveau architect...
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Endangered Crafts in a Precarious World

by Selin Genç In an age of a mass extinction of biological life, we simultaneously face the extinction of many craft professions too. These two occasions are more connected than it might initially appear; industrialisation is a driving force in the emergence of an ecological crisis, while also being the...
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Colorful Sicilian craftwork: the famous Teste di Moro.

Text by Maria Giulia Nencini Have you ever wondered what these head-shaped vases that stand out among traditional Sicilian craftworks represent? Legend tells us that they are the distant memory of a love affair that ended in tragedy… The legend dates to the Arab domination in Sicily, which left an...
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What can Europe do to protect crafts?

by AKSSISE Fatiha / Mad’in Europe CRAFTS : THE BEAUTY OF DIFFERENCESCraftsmanship: a key sector for the strengthening of European identity The European Union has made of unity and cooperation one of its pillars to build a European identity. In this perspective a « Europe Day », celebrated on 9 May, was...
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Building a boat.

Nick Barberton Because of Covid lockdowns I have had reduced chances to sell my work. I was given a Walnut tree and when we could travel again last year had it planked and stacked up in my wood shed. The logs that were too small to plank were beautiful and...
Ce tableau est un carton de tapisserie (modèle) du XVIIIe siècle. Il s'agit d'une peinture à l'eau sur toile dont la couche picturale se soulevait et qui nécessitait donc un refixage et de nombreuses retouches dans les lacunes.Retouche d'un grand format

Découvrir le métier de restaurateur de tableaux

La conservation – restauration de tableaux a pour but de stopper l’évolution des altérations subies par les œuvres d’art au fil du temps et de permettre ainsi leur transmission aux générations futures. Ce métier obéit à une déontologie internationale selon les normes conformes au métier de conservateur restaurateur inscrite dans...
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PIERRE HENIN – Histoire d’une collection en hommage au beau geste du travail

Ce témoignage inaugure une série de “portrait d’objets et d’outils” que Pierre Hénin et Mad’in Europe auront le plaisir de vous présenter. Liens : VIDEOS / LES 2 MINUTES DE LA COLLECTION PIERRE HENIN SITE WEB : http://collection-pierre-henin.com/ PUBLICATION : disponible sur le site web de Pierre Henin
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