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Artscience Mu­seum presents Van Cleef & Ar­pels: The Art and Sci­ence of Gems

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An ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing ex­quis­ite Van Cleef & Ar­pels jewellery and their links to min­er­als is open at the Artscience Mu­seum from 23 April to 14 Au­gust. Van Cleef & Ar­pels: The Art and Sci­ence of Gems is the largest her­itage ex­hi­bi­tion of Van Cleef & Ar­pels, and is held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the French Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures more than 400 cre­ations from Van Cleef & Ar­pels, which are drawn from com­pany ar­chives and on loan from pri­vate col­lec­tors, and 250 min­er­als from the French Na­tional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory Col­lec­tion.

To show the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween min­er­al­ogy and jewellery mak­ing, the ex­hi­bi­tion is struc­tured along two routes: one un­earths the evo­lu­tion of min­er­als from the deep Earth to its sur­face, while the other presents the trans­for­ma­tion of these min­er­als into pre­cious works of art in the hands of the Mai­son’s best crafts­men.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is co-cu­rated with Artscience Mu­seum, and is the first of its kind that blends art, craft, his­tory, and geo­science with Van Cleef & Ar­pels’s rich her­itage.

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