This department concentrates on the discovery of the long relationship between the applied arts - goldsmithing, textiles, design, scenography, costumes - everything that transforms art into something that can be used daily. Whether working on home accessories or theatrical scene, small objects with engravings or technologically advanced huge projects, craftsmen use centuries of tradition and practical knowledge still passed on from generation to generation. Quality, guaranteed by the originality and uniqueness of many pieces, and the strong relationship between the creator and their workshop, still prospers in Italy today.
We discover the history of applied arts and learn from those who are using ancient traditions to create new trends. From glass to wood, from gold to silk, from bags to violins - everything is still made in Italy.
After completing a degree in Modern Literature with a specialisation in Art History, Shana worked for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, and then in the curatorial department of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin. For five years she coordinated the educational activities for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice, following a Hilla Rebay fellowship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York and the Guggenheim. in Bilbao. Shana followed her passion with a series of courses in Applied Art at various ateliers in Paris and Venice. She then founded the association Trends and Tradition with Valentina Cefal, and curated exhibitions in Florence and Ivrea.