Spurred by public enthusiasm, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is widening its scope with a new location in an eighteenth-century mansion on Paris’s Grands Boulevards. Registered as a historic monument, the site will include a large exhibition space and a one-of-a-kind bookstore entirely dedicated to the world of jewelry.
L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts was founded over ten years ago with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels in the aim of sharing the culture of jewelry both in France and around the globe. Beyond its two sites in Paris, L’ÉCOLE is present in many cities, including New York and Tokyo—where it organizes weeks-long itinerant sessions—and Hong Kong, where it has a permanent campus. Two new campuses are set to open in Shanghai and Dubai. L’ÉCOLE offers courses, conferences, children’s workshops, and publications exploring jewelry, its history and savoir-faire, and gemology.
Organized in collaboration with museums and private collectors, temporary exhibitions target the widest audience possible—specialists and novices alike—which is why entrance to these events and their visitor’s guides remain free of charge.