Dubai, UAE – March 27, 2019 – Following this morning’s inauguration ceremony in the presence of H.E. Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is now officially open for its second Middle East edition. Featuring a various number of creative workshops and talks; the much awaited event is going to be accessible to everyone from March 29th until April 13th 2019. Taking place at In5 at Hai d3, in Dubai Design District, this year’s program features 4 brand-new exhibitions, 6 evening conversations, 6 movie nights all of which are inspired by jewelry.
This edition partners with UAE-based institutions from cultural, creative, and educational backgrounds including: Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Alliance Francaise, Art of Heritage, Dubai Tourism, Dubai Cares, Dubai Culture, Dubai Opera, Dubai Design District (d3), Sharjah Art Foundation, The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Lest We Forget, Institut Français des Emirats Arabes Unis, Tashkeel, and Zayed University.
About L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels:
Founded in February 2012, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is notable for an innovative curriculum geared toward inviting everyone, regardless of age or experience, to learn about the secretive inner world of the jewelry arts. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn. Its goal is to instill an intellectual and emotional understanding of the spirit of these exceptional crafts; to educate the eye, the hand and the sense of taste; to encourage a grasp of their techniques through personal experience. In addition, to really appreciate jewelry, the student needs to learn about art history and gemstones. This happens with the help of expert teachers who are passionate about their subjects: art historians, virtuoso craftsmen, experienced jewelers, setters, designers, gemologists, who share their knowledge with students from all over the world.