LOCATION: Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Splendid gems, precious stones, ancient and legendary jewels close to a contemporary exhibition. Over 270 pieces are hosted at the Doge’s Palace in Venice and tell us about a 500-year history of art. This unprecedented exhibition is related to the Indian subcontinent, both for its origin and inspiration.
After New York, London, Paris and Kyoto, “Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas” arrives in Venice, for the first time in Italy. A prestigious exhibition, dedicated to Indians jewels and gems, that belong to the Al Thani Collection. We are talking about a journey through 5 centuries, from XVI to XX century, among design and beauty. This collection testifies the deep twist of different cultures, trough their mutual influences, between the Easter and Western culture.
Promoted by Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice, the exhibition is curated by Amin Jaffer, Senior Curator of the sheik Hamas bin Abdullah Al Thani’s collection, a member of the royal family of Qatar and Gian Carlo Calza, researcher of the Far East art, with the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli.
The exhibition will be open from September 9, 2017 to January 3, 2018.