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222 Days Between Jewelers / 20 Turnov Symposiums & Symposium 08

Exhibition  /  02 Jul 2008  -  15 Aug 2008
Published: 20.07.2008
Museum of Czech Paradise
View of a showcase of the collection.
View of a showcase of the collection

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Intro
Coinciding with the 2008 Symposium, the Museum presents also an exhibition about the last 20 editions (years) of the symposium.
Since 1984 the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov has organized contemporary jewellery symposia. Curator Dr. Miroslav Cogan invites artists from around the globe to spend two July weeks here. They visit and grow to understand Bohemian Paradise one of the most beautiful part of Czech Republic and Turnov a historical town located 80 km north of Prague. Thanks to the hundreds of years long tradition of precious stone processing and goldsmithing the High School for Stone Cutting and Jewelery was established here in 1884 here, since 1886 there exists also a museum focused on minerals, gems and jewellery. In the beginning of the Symposium program is an exhibition of 4-5 representative pieces of each participants own work in one of museum galleries. Later follow trips to the romantic countryside surrounding the town, to the garnet mine, agate quarry and realisation workshop. The artists are inspired to create here new jewellery from the materials of the region, including Bohemian garnets or other local precious stones and silver. Throughout the course of the symposium, each artist is scheduled to present an informal 15 -30 minute lecture with catalogues, slides, videorecord etc of their work. It is obligatory for each artist to contribute one new work to be a part of the museum‘s collection. The collection of contemporary jewellery, one of few simillar in the World, is presented in museum‘s permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions abroad as well (Netherlands 1997, USA 1998, Poland 2000, Portugal 2004, Germany 2005, Spain 2003,2006) 

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View of the exhibition space

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View of the exhibition space.
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View of a showcase

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Participants at the symposium.
Participants at the symposium

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