Friday, December 2, 2016

Of Master Hand - Guillaume and Stéphanie Support Luxembourg's Crafts and Arts

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Charles Caratini
Wednesday night saw a honorary soirée for the craftsmen and -women showing their work and skills as part of the exhibition De Mains de Maîtres, l’Art des Métiers et les Métiers de l’Art au Luxembourg, coeur de l'Europe initiated by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The event at 19 Liberté, the former ARBED building, was also attended by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. 

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Charles Caratini
The exhibition "Of Master Hand" highlights some 60 young craftsmen and art designers from the Grand Duchy. Its aim is to note the country's young talented creatives and to highlight the beauty and importance of the transfer of know-how to younger generations. The idea behind the the exhibition comes from no other than the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess themselves who launched the initiative together with the Chamber of Trade and the Ministries of Economy and Culture. The grand ducal duo spoke about the idea behind it at length in an interview with RTL. The exhibition was opened yesterday - Thursday that is - in a seperate event also attended by Their Royal Highnesses. 

The opening event on Thursday was attended by Mars di Bartolomeo, President of the Chamber of Deputies, the Minister of Education, Children and Youth Claude Meisch, as well as Secretaries Guy Arendt and Francine Closener. While the Hereditary Grand Duke gave the speech during Wednesday's soirée, it was Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's turn during last night's event. The cour has more pictures of both Wednesday and Thursday. RTL gives a few glimpses into the exhibition.

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