Evening conversations and encounters

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of evening conversations and meetings with experts and authors. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the author” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author. "Behind the scenes at the exhibition" allow to discover the current exhibition under special conditions, outside the fixed opening hours to the public and under the guidance of its designers, curators or catalog authors.     

Evening conversations and encounters

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of evening conversations and meetings with experts and authors. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the author” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author. "Behind the scenes at the exhibition" allow to discover the current exhibition under special conditions, outside the fixed opening hours to the public and under the guidance of its designers, curators or catalog authors.     

Evening conversations and encounters

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of evening conversations and meetings with experts and authors. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the author” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author. "Behind the scenes at the exhibition" allow to discover the current exhibition under special conditions, outside the fixed opening hours to the public and under the guidance of its designers, curators or catalog authors.     

Evening conversations and encounters

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of evening conversations and meetings with experts and authors. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the author” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author. "Behind the scenes at the exhibition" allow to discover the current exhibition under special conditions, outside the fixed opening hours to the public and under the guidance of its designers, curators or catalog authors.     

Next lectures

Evening Conversation : From the Gulf to France, the Forgotten History of Pearl Merchants

From the early contacts in the 19th century to the intense collaboration and partnership until the Second World War, the trade for natural pearls from the Gulf contributed to the development of Paris as the pearl Capital. Numerous pearl merchants were involved in this trade as tremendous research in the archives has revealed.

Olivier Segura : Gemologist and Scientific Director at L’ECOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
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Léonard Pouy : Art Historian PhD and Professor at L’ECOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Photo : Pearl Merchants in Bahrain, circa 1903 ©rights reserved

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 08:00PM to 10:00PM
session in french
40 €
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Meet the author – Patrizia di Carrobio, Be jeweled

Come to meet Patrizia di Carrobio, author of the book Be jeweled, in the library of the School of Jewelry Arts.

These « Meet the Author » events offer, once every three months, a chance to directly discuss the book with the author.  At midday, with a short format, they involve: one hour, one book, one author. The discussion is followed by a book signing (books can be purchased on site).

International dealer of gems and jewelry since more than 30 years, Patrizia di Carrobio wrote several books about her experience in the world of jewels. Be jeweled is a testimony of his love for this universe of art and beauty.

Patrizia di Carrobio, Be jeweled, Editions Polistampa, 2018, 140 p, 14 €

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:30PM to 01:30PM
session in french
10 €
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EVENING CONVERSATION : LACLOCHE JEWELERS

Today unknown by the general public, Maison Lacloche was one of the glories of Parisian jewelry for seven decades. While L'Ecole organizes the first retrospective ever dedicated to this prestigious House, the curator of the exhibition, Laurence Mouillefarine, tells, with a thousand anecdotes in support, the adventure of Lacloche brothers and Jacques Lacloche, from the late 19th century to the 1960s.

Laurence Mouillefarine : journalist, Art Market specialist, co-author of the Lacloche jewelers monograph and curator of the exhibition held at L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts, from October 23 to December 20, 2019

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Capucine Juncker : journalist and Gemologist

Photo : Gold bracelet, enamel, rubies engraved, made in 1938 by Lucien Girard for Jacques Lacloche. Private collection.
© Benjamin Chelly

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 08:00PM to 10:00PM
session in french
40 €
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Coming soon
PARIS
 
Sept 12 – Evening conversation: From the Gulf to France, the forgotten history of pearl merchants
Oct 03 Meet the author: Patrizia di Carrobio, Be jeweled
Oct 24 – Evening conversation: Lacloche jewelers
Nov 21 – Evening conversation: Ivory, diamond and lacquer… Art Deco precious materials
Dec 12 – Evening conversation: Lydia Courteille: History and curiosities, the long life of jewels


HONG KONG

Oct 24 – Evening conversation: Ivory, diamond and lacquer… Art Deco precious materials
Nov 21 – Evening conversation: Precious Art Deco objects from the Sadruddin Aga Khan collection
Dec 12 – Evening conversation: Truffles & Gems