The first event dedicated to jewelry, RJW, directed, curated, and conceived by Monica Cecchini, created and promoted by the Incinque Open Art Monti Gallery, with the co-curatorship of the master goldsmith Emanuele Leonardi and the jewelry historian Bianca Cappello, attracted to Rome a public of experts in the sector and enthusiasts who were able to enjoy the activities of the rich schedule and appreciate over 130 creations on show.
Among the initiatives, was an entire day of study organised by Dr. Lucia Ajello at the Central Institute of Intangible Heritage inside the National Museum of Arts and Popular - accessible online and offline – promoted by OADI Osservatorio delle Arti Decorative in Italia, under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome, the New York Italian-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, which involved as speakers the most important university professors at the international level and experts of Roman goldsmithing. Moreover, the new book “Glass Jewels. From Prehistory to the Third Millennium”, by the historian and jewelry critic Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini was presented inside the evocative Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, one of the symbolic places of the Via Appia Antica. There were then the eight exhibition routes in the city managed by AGTAR (Associazione Guide Turistiche Abilitate Roma) and by a digital infrastructure created exclusively for the RJW tours by the start-up CULTT, with unusual multimedia content. However, the flagship event of RJW was the Incinque Jewels Award, jewelry contest aimed at enhancing the international designer jewelry with the theme "Joy and the Return to Conviviality”, with the winning works displayed in the Auditorium of Maecenas, a historic site of 30 BC managed by the Capitoline Superintendence.
"We are very happy with the results obtained, – declared Monica Cecchini – the Rome Jewelry Week is a new prestigious appointment in presence in the schedule of cultural activities of the Capital. We managed to give a concrete signal of restart and optimism to the activities of the sector by creating a special network, bringing many visitors to the ateliers, and making culture. Much positive feedback was received from visitors who were able to experience the city in a new way, discovering little-known realities and international goldsmiths, while rediscovering the value of the artistic heritage that surrounds them".