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Enriching jewellery studies. An intercultural dialogue

Article  /  CriticalThinking   Schools
 
Published: 10.11.2022
Kirsten Spuybroek. Jelmer Noordeman. Body piece: Mask, 2022. Photo by: Jelmer Noordeman. Kirsten Spuybroek
Jelmer Noordeman
Body piece: Mask, 2022
Photo by: Jelmer Noordeman
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Intro
Why is it that still hardly any students from non-Western backgrounds choose jewellery courses at art schools in the Netherlands and Belgium? Jewellery, like other art and design expressions, is part of every culture and usually has an important role and meaning in traditions. It would therefore be a more than welcome enrichment to the jewellery industry if there is more diversity in the courses.