2019 scholarship awarded

For a research project on the Pauly & C.–CVM glassworks

The fifth residential scholarship dedicated to the study of 20th century Venetian glass, promoted by the Giorgio Cini Foundation with the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, has been awarded to the researcher Rachele Scuro.

A history graduate from Ca’ Foscari, with a doctorate in Medieval History and Archaeology, the winner of the 2019 fellowship will carry out research on ‘Pauly & C.-CVM: the International Renaissance of High-Quality Venetian Glass in the 19th and 20th Centuries. An Archive Study’.

The aim of Rachele Scuro’s work is to analyse the development of Pauly & C.-CVM, from its foundation in 1866 through the firm’s period of outstanding success and up to the 1930s, and the role it played on the international market as a company dedicated to industrial innovation.

During the six months of her research – from July to December 2019 – the new bursary holder will be a guest on the campus of the ‘Vittore Branca’ Centre on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, an ideal place for interdisciplinary dialogue with the scientific community of the Cini Foundation.

Call for the fifth scholarship on the art of glassmaking

Deadline: 28 February 2019

Call for the fifth residential scholarship in 2019 for the study of 20th-century glassmaking art in Venice, worth €6.200 for six-month research, open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows

Thanks to the support of Pentagram Stiftung, also in 2019 the Fondazione Cini is offering a residential scholarship for the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glassmaking.

The six-month (April-December 2019) scholarship worth € 6.200 is open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows who should propose a research topic relating to the archives and documentation held at the Glass Study Centre of the Institute of Art History of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Application deadline: 28 February 2019.

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Scholarship on Glass

The results of Magda Michalska’s research

The research carried out by Magda Michalska, winner of the fourth residential scholarship on twentieth-century Venetian glass art, will be presented on 18 December.

Appointment on 18 December at 10.30 am in Cella 1 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini’s Manica Lunga library, for the presentation of the research carried out by Magda Michalska, Spirali, piramidi e la “Leonardo da Vinci”: i viaggi transatlantici del design di Vinicio Vianello, winner of the fourth residential scholarship on twentieth-century Venetian glass art, promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini with the support of Pentagram Stiftung.

During her six months of research, from July to December 2018, Ms Michalska focussed on the designs that Vinicio Vianello conceived and produced abroad for lighting systems in important architectural structures and their circulation.

  • Vinicio Vianello, Garofani Vase, "Fantasia" series, 1956

The 2018 bursary awarded

for a study on Vinicio Vianello‘Spirals, pyramids and the Leonardo da Vinci liner: the transatlantic travels of Vinicio Vianello’s design’

The fourth residential bursary relating to twentieth-century Venetian glass art, promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini with the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, has been awarded to the Polish researcher Magda Michalska.

The winner of the 2018 bursary, who graduated in Art History at Saint Andrews University, Scotland, will carry out research on Vinicio Vianello (1923-1999), whose archive was donated to the Centro Studi del Vetro by the artist’s nephew, the architect Toni Follina. He was a genuine ‘total artist’ who managed to make the ‘fine arts’ communicate with applied arts, and match the different artistic currents on a national and European level, such as Spatialism and the Informal. Little known abroad, in Italy he is mainly known for his spatial painting and imaginative glass vases, while the design and architecture projects have been marginalised. So Magda Michalska’s research is intended to focus precisely on this gap, on the innovative town plans and interior design projects that were sent all over the world: for the Royal Palace in Addis Ababa, the city of Tunis, the national square in Baghdad and the very famous turbo ship Leonardo da Vinci, which took Vianello’s lighting creations onto the ocean. His work abroad will in this way be traced to show that his designs had gone beyond not only geographic borders but especially artistic conventions, making him one of the most innovative exponents of European, if not world, design.

During the six months of research – from July to December 2018 – the new bursar will be a guest on the ‘Vittore Branca’ campus on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the ideal place to meet the Fondazione Cini scientific community.

Call for the fourth scholarship on the art of glassmaking

Deadline: 28 February 2018

Call for the fourth residential scholarship in 2018 for the study of 20th-century glassmaking art in Venice, worth €6.200 for six month research, open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows

Thanks to the support of Pentagram Stiftung, also in 2018 the Fondazione Cini is offering a residential scholarship for the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glassmaking.

The six-month (April-December 2018) scholarship worth € 6.200 is open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows who should propose a research topic relating to the archives and documentation held at the Glass Study Centre of the Institute of Art History of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Application deadline: 28 February 2018.

 

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Scholarship on Glass

The results of the research by Patricia Lezcano Rull

The research carried out by Patricia Lezcano Rull, winner of the third residential scholarship dedicated to Venetian glass art, was presented on 23 November.

The ‘Riscoprendo la produzione Seguso del Novecento’ research carried out by Patricia Lezcano Rull was presented at the Glass Study Center on 23 November. Patricia Lezcano Rull is the winner of the third residential scholarship dedicated to Venetian glass art of the twentieth century, promoted by Fondazione Giorgio Cini with the support of Pentagram Stiftung.

The scholar concentrated on the Seguso production between the 1920s and 1970s, favouring a detailed analysis of glass made with the ‘sommerso’ technique and studying the drawings in the collection held at the Glass Study Center.

The 2017 scholarship awarded

for research on the Seguso Archive


Patricia Lezcano Rull from Spain (b. 1989), a graduate in industrial design from the University of Florence, has been awarded the third residential scholarship dedicated to the art of Venetian glass in the 20th century.

Promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini with the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, the 2017 scholarship will enable Patricia Lezcano Rull to spend six months in residence on the Island of San Giorgio studying the Seguso Archive held by the Glass Study Centre. The aim of her research project is to reconstruct the history of the company’s production by studying the contents of the Archive but also with the aid of unpublished material and interviews obtained through direct contact with the historic Murano company.

During the six months of research, from June to December 2017, the scholarship-holder will be a guest on the campus of the Vittore Branca Center on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, an ideal place for interdisciplinary exchanges with the scholarly community of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

  • Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Coppa Alfa Romeo, modello 13003, Design Flavio Poli, 1961 ca.

Call for the third Scholarship on the art of glass-making

Deadline: 28 February 2017Period of residence: April - December 2017

Call for the third residential scholarship in 2017 for the study of 20th-century glass-making in Venice, worth € 12.500  for six month research, open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows

Thanks to the support of Pentagram Stiftung, also in 2017 the Fondazione Cini is offering a residential scholarship for the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glass-making.

The 6-month residential scholarship worth € 12,500 is open to Italian and non-Italian graduates, Ph.D. students or post-doctoral candidates who will propose a research topic preferably focusing on the archives and documentation preserved at the Glass Study Centre of the Institute of Art History of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

The winner of the competition will carry out the six-month research at the Glass Study Centre, will have access to the library and the photo library resources with the supervision of a tutor and will be invited to participate in the cultural initiatives promoted by Fondazione Cini.

Furthermore, the accommodation at the ‘Vittore Branca’ Residence campus on the Island of San Giorgio will be an opportunity of interdisciplinary exchanges with the scholars and the scientific community of the Fondazione Cini.

 

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Scholarship 2016 awarded

to research on the Peter Shire archive

During the sixth month residency on the island of San Giorgio, Elena Trevisan, winner of the competition, will dedicate her research to the Peter Shire archive, kept in the Glass Study Center

The second residential scholarship dedicated to twentieth century Venetian glass art, from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, has been awarded to Elena Trevisan, from Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza). Doctor Trevisan attained a PhD in Architectural Composition from IUAV University, Venice, in 2015. Her research will focus on developing a critical understanding of the Peter Shire archive, conserved by the Glass Study Center. With a ‘reverse design’ approach, she will investigate the strategies which guided the American artist in the conception of his glass objects. During the six months of research – from April to December 2016 – Doctor Trevisan will stay on the “Vittore Branca” campus on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the ideal place for interdisciplinary discussion with the scientific community of the Fondazione Cini.

Second scholarship for the study of 20th-century glass-making in Venice

Deadline: 31 January 2016Period of residence: April – December 2016

Call for a second residential scholarship in 2016 for the study of 20th-century glass-making in Venice worth € 12,500 is offered by Fondazione Cini with the support of Pentagram Stiftung

As part of the cultural initiatives of LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the Fondazione Cini, with the support of Pentagram Stiftung, is offering a residential scholarship in 2016 for the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glass-making.

A 6-month residential scholarship worth € 12,500 is open to Italian and non- Italian Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows who intend to carry out research at the Glass Study Centre in the Institute of Art History from April to December 2016. Candidates should propose a research topic, preferably focusing on the archives and documentation preserved at the Glass Study Centre.

The winner will be hosted at the ‘Vittore Branca’ Residence campus on the Island of San Giorgio, which fosters interdisciplinary exchanges with the scholars and the scientific community of the Fondazione Cini, and offers access to the library and the photo library resources with the supervision of a tutor and participation to all the cultural intiatives promoted by Fondazione Cini.

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  • Seguso Archive, detail 2 - Glass Study Centre, Photo Matteo De Fina, 2015, The Giorgio Cini Foundation

Scholarship for the study of 20th-century glass-making in Venice

Call for 1 residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros for Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows, for the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glass-making.

A 6-month residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros for Italian and non- Italian Ph.D. students or post-doctoral fellows, with the purpose of studying the art of 20th-century Venetian glass-making is being offered as part of the LE STANZE DEL VETRO cultural initiatives. The winner of the scholarship will be offered the opportunity to carry out research at the Glass Study Centre in the Institute of Art History from April to December 2015. Candidates should propose a research topic, preferably focusing on the archives and documentation preserved at the Glass Study Centre.

Two open days have been planned so that candidates can visit the resources at the Glass Study Centre.

In order to participate please e-mail: centrostudivetro@cini.it.

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