Since its creation, L’ÉCOLE has partnered with numerous international cultural organizations. It has therefore embarked on partnerships collaborations that reassert its commitment to traditional and innovative savoir-faire and creativity. Partnerships in France, Hong Kong, and across the world, bear witness to L'ÉCOLE’s missions: encouraging education, sharing knowledge, and spreading culture.
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 Museum (Paris)
The Comédie-Française was founded in the 17th century by Louis XIV. 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.
Exhibitions are also organized to encourage the access and sharing of these beautiful collections.
Liang Yi Museum (Hong Kong)
Opened in March 2014, Liang Yi Museum is Hong Kong’s largest private museum of decorative arts. The four-storey museum is home to a world-class collection of Chinese antique furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as the world’s most extensive collection of European vanities. The museum’s diverse collections also include European silver and Japanese works of art.
The museum presents an array of exhibitions, publications, and public education programmes dedicated to illustrating the connections that have always influenced art and culture.
L’ÉCOLE and Liang Yi Museum experts have jointly developed conversations on topics about craftsmanship (The Arts of Enameling, Silver through Time). L’ÉCOLE regularly showcases in its exhibitions in Paris and Hong Kong wonderful treasures from the museum’s collections.
L’ÉCOLE also works with:
Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech (Paris)
Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris)
Institut de Bijouterie de Saumur (Saumur)
Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Palace Museum (Hong Kong)
Asian Cultural Council (Hong Kong)
21_21 Design Sight (Tokyo)
EDUCATION & RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
Université de Rennes 2 (Paris)
Over several years, L’ÉCOLE 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.
Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading provider of design education in Hong Kong and the region and is committed to offering excellent learning opportunities to keep pace with the growing demand of the creative industries. It maintains a strong network with industry and provides students with essential practical experience.
With the shared mission to nurture young creative talents, L’ÉCOLE supports students of the HKDI Higher Diploma in Jewelry Design and Technology through 4 scholarships every year, in order to acknowledge their academic achievements and encourage continuous endeavor in jewelry study. Students of the HKDI are regularly invited to attend classes, conversations and visit exhibitions of L’ÉCOLE to learn further about jewelry arts. They also have the opportunity to exchange with L’ÉCOLE experts and alumni have been recruited as teacher’s assistants.
ART FAIR PARTNERSHIP
Fine Art Asia (Hong Kong)
Fine Art Asia is recognized by the international art world as Asia’s leading fine art fair. The fair presents an impressive collection of museum-quality fine art spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art from Asia and the West.
As part of its mission of spreading culture and supporting local initiatives, L’ÉCOLE has been financially supporting the fair and organizing conversations on jewelry (“Silver through time” in October 2021 fair edition).