CURRENT PROJECTS

 

NEW: JEWELRY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (JaIR) AT THE ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM, ATHENS

AFILJM promotes the exchange of resident artists in Greece and the US. Young artists are welcomed to the newly established Artist in Residence Program at the ILJM. Artists are based on the new ‘Artists’ Metalsmithing Studio - ZEM’ and ‘Artists’ Traditional Crafts Studio – ZEDET’, while Greek artists are funded for an Artist in Residence Program in a US Museum. The aim of this project is for Greek and international artists to share their experiences and knowledge with this hands-on experience and promote new artistic production in Greece and abroad.

INFORMATION

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JEWELRY ARTISTS' METALSMITHING STUDIO/ZEM AT ILJM: OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

The Artists’ Studio ZEM is the first interactive metalsmithing workshop
built within a European Museum. ΖEM, is refurbished to replace the model hands-on prototype jewelry museum workshop that was set up when the museum first opened, to honor the space that housed the original Ilias Lalaounis’ jewelry workshops from the early 60’s until 1992.

ZEM focuses on promoting contemporary studio jewelry through the live work of young artists working in public. Traditional ancient and modern metalsmithing techniques are revealed to promote both traditional and modern forms of jewelry. Through a regular Museum visit, spectators may watch the demonstration of multiple techniques, the conservation of jewelry in an inspirational environment motivated by this new jewelers’ hub. Individuals and groups with specialized interests may experience hands on tutorials and exchange knowledge with the artist in residence.

This exciting educational experience is established under the sacred rock of the Acropolis where the mythical workshop of Hephaistos is revived to generate knowledge and grounds for the production of new contemporary jewelry! 

For more information please write to administration@lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr

INFORMATION

JEWELRY ARTISTS’ TRADITIONAL CRAFTS STUDIO/ ZEDET AT ILJM: OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

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 The Artists’ Traditional Crafts Studio advances artistic productivity and enhances the educational role of the ZEM metalsmithing workshop (in the Museum’s ground level) to promote the use of non-precious materials, traditional crafts and new forms for contemporary studio jewelry.

ZEDET respects the space that hosted the first Ilias Lalaounis workshops for fine jewelry and challenges artists in a process that will enable them to flourish within the international artistic community moving away from Greece’s traditional use of metalsmithing.

Artists experiment with textiles, ceramics and wood; master the use of leather, enamel, clay, recycled materials, and plastics, responding at the same time to current social issues manifested in contemporary cultures. The marriage of traditional and modern techniques, tools, and materials envelop new inspiration for the promotion of new contemporary design by the Greek and international artistic communities.

For more information please write to administration@lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr

 


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NEW: HEPHAISTOS SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM, ATHENS www.jss.gr

AFILJM promotes the educational initiatives examing the history of ancient Greek art through contemporary jewelry, through the development of cultural programs.         

The Hephaistos Summer School is an accredited program on the History of Western Jewelry.  In this unique program participants attend classes, lectures and study visits on the history of jewelry from classical antiquity to contemporary jewelry, and technologies of jewelry making. Study visits and optional trips are planned to familiarize participants with Greek culture from antiquity to the present, in the heart of western civilization.

The program is organized through the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Educational Center with esteemed Greek and International academics, archaeologists and jewelry experts. We attract applicants from a wide range of studies, including archaeology, art history, cultural studies, museum studies, arts administration, and fine arts undergraduate and graduate students. The program is offered with accreditation by the Hellenic American University’s General Education program and provides 3 US college credits or 6 ECTS credits for participants who meet the University’s criteria for undergraduate admission http://hauniv.edu/ . Students may gain credit from their own universities. Please advise on whether your Institution would be willing to approve enrollment in this summer school and allow them to receive the academic credits towards their course of studies.

The Hephaistos Summer School runs once year every June. Applications are now open for next session which will run from 9 - 23 June 2019.

For more information please reach: 

E-mail: info@jss.gr

Website: www.jss.gr


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NEW: CURATORIAL INTERSHIPS

AFILJM funds internship programs that create opportunities for American students and artists to study art history and archaeology, ancient and contemporary jewelry-making in Greece.

Separately or combined with the above programs young professional may experience an Internship at the ILJM all year round. Students and recent graduates interested in art museum careers may join the curatorial department of the ILJMuseum and experience on museum operation practices, handling artifacts, new curatorial projects, and the Marketing department.


LECTURE SERIES FEATURING GREEK AND US ACADEMICS

AFILJM collaborates with Greek and US Academics, Museums and Educational Institutions in order to promote the art of jewelry and new creativity in traditional and decorative arts.


EXCHANGE OF TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS BETWEEN ILJM AND AMERICAN PRIVATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

One of AFILJM’s principal purposes is to plan international traveling exhibitions of jewelry and decorative arts with organizations/museums in the United States and worldwide that share the same interests.


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NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN MUSEUMS

AFILJM encourages initiatives that promote new technologies in Museums by funding projects that enhance visitor experiences through innovative tools, allowing for increased accessibility and interaction for the visitors.


FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS AND VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES

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The AFILJM aims to communicate with museum professionals, academics and communities, in order to promote educational programs for students, visitors with disabilities, artists and the general public on the history and craft of ancient and contemporary jewelry.


ENRICHING MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

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AFILJM promotes the enrichment of American Museum Collections with Ilias Lalaounis’ pieces in order to share with millions of North Americans Ilias Lalaounis’ oeuvre, as the jeweller who changed the course of Greek and international goldsmithery in the 20th century.