The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) hosted a talk titled “Diamonds, Art and Science” delivered courtesy of L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels and in collaboration with Ali Bin Ali Luxury – the exclusive retailer of Van Cleef & Arpels in Qatar. The talk was guided by Olivier Segura, Scientific Director at L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels and Inezita Gay-Eckel, Jewelry Art Historian of L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels.
The talk provided an overview of the latest findings in gemmology, legends surrounding diamonds and the precious stone’s role in human history.
Founded in Paris in February 2012 at the instigation of its President Marie Vallanet-Delhom, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is a unique learning institution, welcoming the public into the secretive worlds of jewelry and watchmaking. Its goal is to instill an intellectual and emotional understanding of the spirit of these exceptional crafts; to encourage mastery of their techniques through personal experience and to educate the hand, the eye and the sense of taste. L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels does so with the help of experts who are passionate about their subjects: art historians, virtuoso craftsmen, experienced jewelers, gemologists, master watchmakers and historians of time share their knowledge with students from all over the world.
Ali Bin Ali Luxury, exclusive retailer of Van Cleef and Arpels in Qatar, has been extremely glad to host L’ÉCOLE for the first time ever in Qatar and looks forward to many more educational sessions of the same.
Through organizing a variety of talks, seminars and discussion panels, Qatar Museums (QM) aims to create platforms of inspiration for the local community, helping instigate a new generation of artists, designers and creators.