Promote the high quality handicraft with a selection of the artworks by local craftsmen is the aim of the initiative called “Mestieri d’Autore”, hosted at Magazzini del Sale of Palazzo Pubblico, open until 13th October.
Thanks to this contest you can see very different works made by local craftsmen: porcelain, earthenware, pottery, crystal, preciuos stones, clothes and embroidery are some of the materials used by these kind of artists. Visit the exhibition is also a chance to discover the Siena workshops and meet the most talented craftsmen, which can suggest you useful tips for shopping during holidays.
The contest includes a section dedicated to two Senese schools to involve the young students in handicraft techniques. The best students will receive two awards by the Camera di Commercio. This is the official website of the event: www.mestieridautoresiena.it .
If you wish to know more about prehistory, Siena offers a special event for the most curious tourists: a multi-sensorial tour in the dark. The event, “Non solo pane”, takes place at the Palazzo del Rettorato in Siena University until 30th September and is an exhibition dedicated to prehistory, a tour to follow exclusively blindfolded, with the help of sense of smell and touch.
The subject of the exhibition is how humans got and preserved food during the Stone Age; inside the Palace there are two reenactments of a wood and a cultivated land, which testify the evolution during the centuries. Furthermore there are some interactive spaces with all the detailed info about raw materials of prehistory. The concept of “Non solo pane” is also a pretext to spread the issue of universal accessibility and promote the services dedicated to disabled students by Senese university.
Amplifying touch, hearing, smell and taste can reveal us that an exhibition doesn’t need sight. Guided tours are available by reservation, so discover the mistery of prehistory in Siena!
For detailed info visit this website: www.sienagenda.it