The Michelangelo Foundation Presents
The Michelangelo Foundation Presents
Welcome to Homo Faber Crafting a more human future 14-30 September 2018, Venice
Open from 10:00 to 19:00 - Last entrance at 18:30​
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Homo Faber Today 23 September

Get closer to craftsmanship by exploring today’s interactive events and activities
Watch artisans demonstrating their skills live
Discovery and Rediscovery

Watch artisans from some of Europe’s finest luxury houses demonstrating rare or unique skills including saddlemaking, enamelling, engraving and glyptic art.

Restoring Art's Masters

Discover the secrets of art restoration by watching artisans wearing Go Pro cameras restoring artworks in front of your eyes. 15:00 Open Care presents a special film about restoration.

Best of Europe

Cesare Bella Italy
micro mosaic
Clare Brooksbank UK
fore edge painting
Bastien Chevalier Switzerland
wood marquetry
Valérie Colas des Francs France
straw marquetry
Pino Grasso Italy
Carina Sohl Sweden
leather embossing

Poetry of Wood

The master woodworkers of Bottega Ghianda, Italian furniture makers of excellence, showcase the fine craftsmanship that goes into their products.

Workshop Exclusives

See the team from Konner demonstrate the techniques involved in creating a customised helicopter. Watch a high-tech e-bike being assembled by Monaco-based start-up Stajvelo.

Take part in a hands-on workshop
Mesmerizing Embroidery

Don’t miss this very special opportunity to work alongside master artisans from leading Paris embroidery house Lesage and try out some of their incredible techniques! Working on a large cotton canvas, you will help embroider a 19th century map of Venice as seen from the sky. Sessions last 30 minutes.

Homo Faber TV
A unique scenography

Homo Faber has taken over the historic Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice until 30th September, filling its stunning cloisters, library and even its swimming pool with beautiful and surprising objects representing the very best European craftsmanship. A magnificent venue for an unprecedented celebration of the human hand.

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Artfully made

A presentation of a new book celebrating the Italian artist, architect and designer Ugo La Pietra.

Italian masters of beauty

A preview of a new publication paying tribute to 35 Italian masters of fine craftsmanship.

Vatican chapels

A discussion about the making of the Vatican Pavilion at this year’s Architecture Biennale.

Craftsmanship in a post-industrial world

An exploration of the role of craftsmanship in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.