Filigree Museum Pietro Carlo Bosio

Via della Giustizia, 1, 16013 Campo Ligure GE, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Campo Ligure

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Arte, Teatri e Musei
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

In Liguria, between the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, thousands of families engaged in the production of filigree and the Genoese became very famous in this branch of craftsmanship. In reality, many small towns took part in the production; among these, Campo Ligure, a town in the Ligurian hinterland which still continues the tradition, gained particular fame. The Filigree Museum exhibits about two hundred pieces researched and collected from the countries of four continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America). Each piece contains much more than a precious decoration: inside each object live the traditions, customs, religion, and economy of each country. The starting nucleus of this unique collection is due to Pietro Carlo Bosio, craftsman and passionate researcher, who, with frequent trips abroad, increased and enriched the collection, until it reached its current size, which is still growing.

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