Client: ArtScience Museum
Year: 2016

“Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems” exhibition explores the inter-relationship between the science of mineralogy and the art of crafting the finest jewellery and gems.

Over 450 pieces of jewellery selected from the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection are displayed over seven themes illustrating the poetry and ingenious craftsmanship of the Maison: Couture, Abstractions, Influences, Precious Objects, Nature, Ballerinas and Fairies, and Icons.

“Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems” exhibition embarks visitors in a journey from the origin of minerals to the extraordinary craftsmanship that transfigures gems into works of art.

We conceptualised and designed the pictorial activity book to encourage individuals to express their creativity and inspiration through the art of jewellery making while understanding the science and processes of geology and mineralogy. An accompanying 3D paper gems takeaway activity complements the whole experience as well.

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