The Curse and the Gold. A Polyphonic Approach to Education

Article on MASieraad Hasselt-Amsterdam, interview with Liesbeth den Besten, Ruudt Peters, Ted Noten and Gijs Bakker for Klimt02

What happens if three seasoned jewellery makers and one art historian join forces out of impatience with the current state of jewellery? Ruudt Peters, Ted Noten, Gijs Bakker, and Liesbeth den Besten initiated an educational platform called MASieraad. The first year of every two-year Master’s programme has a theme. The forthcoming curriculum kicks off with “Challenging Gold”. It can be read as an invitation for critical minds from all fields: “We are looking for architects, designers, philosophers, bricklayers, and dentists to challenge gold!” []

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Set of Ecclesiastical Vestments, Dalmatic, silk satin with silk and metallic thread embroidery, and metallic braid trim, Mexico, ca 1730, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photo: LACMA / Wikimedia Commons.