Tours designed and leadered by our Experts
Immersive week ends to discover your passion
One day special moments within your passion
Hands-on: explore your passion with the artisans
MILAN – Grand Tour: Metal
an ancient and noble art
In collaboration with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
Among the collections of artistic objects of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, metal objects of Italian and foreign manufacture hold a relevant place: from the brass plates of the XVI century preserved in the Dining Room to the washbasin in the Bath Room, which has an antique appearance but actually conceals an ingenious modern hydraulic system.
Metal is the dominant element not only for these decorative objects but also for the beautifully wrought armours, on display in the Gallery of Arms in the Hall of the Museum.
The art of forging metal is a noble and ancient one. Come and discover how a Milanese metal sculptor translates it into the contemporary times with state-of-the-art techniques.
Surrounded by a bamboo garden, his workshop, in a former factory of eye drops built in the Thirties, offers a unique experience. Thanks to the relentless experimentation on materials and to research, visitors are invited to discover artifacts that conceal, under the gravitas of their iron surface, a soul as light as graphite powder.