Art History of Jewelry

Entering the Van Cleef & Arpels Universe

Step into the world of Van Cleef & Arpels and discover the Maison's most beautiful creations.

Entering the Van Cleef & Arpels Universe

Event information

  • Participants
    12 people
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Instructors
  • Language
  • Price
    AED 525/pers.
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Nature, art, astronomy and imaginary worlds are some of the themes at the heart of the Maison's creations. 

During this course :
By discovering both historic and contemporary pieces, you will explore Van Cleef & Arpels' history and its sources of inspiration.
You will also discover the Maison's most legendary inventions and creations : the extraordinary jewels and mechanisms of transformable pieces, including the Mystery Set™, the Zip necklace, the Minaudière™ precious case, and the "Poetic Theater".  

Your teachers :
This course is led by two art historians. 

Good to know :
- You are welcomed by your teachers before the class starts: a chance to meet each other and share experiences.
- Coffee, tea and pastries are offered upon your arrival.
- You don’t need to bring any specific material.
- A certificate is given at the end of the class. 

What makes L'ECOLE experience so special :
- High quality education : L'ECOLE as education and research center has a scientific council.
- A very unique faculty: all the teachers are passionate experts chosen for their enthusiasm and skill in transmitting their knowledge.
- Generosity: skills are presented with ease in an enjoyable way, hands-on experience and dialogue. Classes are for everyone with no pre-requisites.
- Exclusive interaction: courses are delivered in small groups to allow students to discuss one-on-one with the experts. 
- Initiation courses: on an “à la carte” basis courses offered, to all those who want to learn and become enlightened amateurs.

To go further :
- To discover how jewels evolved across the ages from Antiquity to the Renaissance, you can take part in the course "Gold & Jewelry, from Antiquity to the Renaissance Princes".  
- After each class, teachers deliver a list of books, podcasts, websites, Museums related to the course attended.