In line with its educational mission, L’ÉCOLE has naturally sought to partner with various additional cultural projects. It has therefore embarked on partnerships that reassert its commitment to traditional and innovative savoir-faire and creativity. Partnerships in France andJapan bear witness to L’ÉCOLE’s basic missions: spreading culture, transmission, and education.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris)
The Jewelry Gallery displays 1,200 pieces of jewelry that offer an exceptional panorama of the history of jewelry from the Middle Ages to the present day.
It offers a remarkable illustration of the mission of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs: encouraging the
access and understanding of its collections among the widest possible audience. With the same emphasis on education, L’ÉCOLE is supporting publications about the Museum’s jewelry collection. In October 2016 a first book, Flora, was published, followed by Fauna in September 2017 and Figures & Faces in March 2018.
The Comédie-Française Theatre (Paris)
L’ÉCOLE financially supports the restoration of jewelry now in the Comédie-Française heritage collections: some thirty pieces mainly dating from the 19th century, worn on stage by the most
celebrated actors of the day.
Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech
About the Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech
For more than 200 years, preserved in the Hôtel de Vendôme, the mineralogical collections of the L'École des Mines de Paris (Mines Paris - PSL) have been among the most complete and spectacular in the world. They contain some 100,000 samples, 5,000 of which are on display, and include mainly minerals, gems, meteorites and rocks. While it only takes a few seconds to be struck by the beauty and diversity of these natural treasures, it has taken decades of study to understand their intimate nature. For this museum is not only a conservatory of species and a showcase of the richness of the mineral world, it is also a place of research and education.
Since 2020, L'École des Arts Joailliers has been supporting the development of the Musée de Minéralogie MINES Paris - PSL. It is supporting the publication of a book, in co-publication with Gallimard, on the site, its history and its exceptional collections of minerals, gems, meteorites and rocks, which is scheduled for release in September 2022. The School is also making a scientific contribution to the preparation of an exhibition devoted to the great donors who have contributed to the enrichment of the collections of the Musée de Minéralogie. Finally, its director has been a member of the Scientific Council of the School since its creation in 2016.
L’ÉCOLE also works with:
- Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris)
- Institut de Bijouterie de Saumur
- Hong Kong Palace Museum (Hong Kong)
- Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong)
- 21_21 Design Sight (Tokyo)
Université de Rennes 2 (Past Partnership)
Over three years, L’ÉCOLE has financed a doctoral thesis at the university’s Art History and Criticism Research Unit on the subject of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689), a major figure in
the history of jewelry, explorer, and merchant who was at the origin of numerous public and private collections of precious stones in the West.