The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) hosted a talk titled “Diamonds, Art and Science” delivered courtesy of L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels and in collaboration with Ali Bin Ali Luxury – the exclusive retailer of Van Cleef & Arpels in Qatar.
The talk was guided by Olivier Segura, scientific director at L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels and Inezita Gay-Eckel, Jewellery art historian of L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels.
The talk provided an overview of the latest findings in gemmology, legends surrounding diamonds and the precious stone’s role in human history.
Founded in Paris in February 2012 at the instigation of its president Marie Vallanet-Delhom, L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels is a unique learning institution, welcoming the public into the secretive worlds of jewellery and watchmaking. Its goal is to instil an intellectual and emotional understanding of the spirit of these exceptional crafts; to encourage mastery of their techniques through personal experience and to educate the hand, the eye and the sense of taste.
L’ecole Van Cleef & Arpels does so with the help of experts who are passionate about their subjects: art historians, virtuoso craftsmen, experienced jewellers, gemologists, master watchmakers and historians of time share their knowledge with students from all over the world.
Ali Bin Ali Luxury has been extremely glad to host L’ecole for the first time ever in Qatar and looks forward to many more educational sessions of the same.
Through organising a variety of talks, seminars and discussion panels, Qatar Museums (QM) aims to create platforms of inspiration for the local community, helping instigate a new generation of artists, designers and creators.
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