"Amber Unites the World"

3 November 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Until 4 December, exhibition "Amber Unites the World" works in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum. It presents works of jewellery, decorative and applied arts from the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum's collection.

In the exposition, you can have a look at the works created in the 1990–2010s by artists from Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia. These items, that enriched the museum's collection in the result of its active project and exhibition work during the last decades, demonstrate the variety of methods, approaches and traditions in the "sunstone" processing established in different national schools.

Decorative and physical qualities of the unique gem allow to use it for creation of artworks in such techniques as carving, polishing, pressing, coloring, composing and Florentine mosaics. Nowadays, as in the antiquity, the Baltic gem is used for making works of jewellery and decorative-applied arts. And advanced technologies enable artists to create such artworks that have no analogs in the history of amber processing either in appearance, or in technique of execution.

There are both works of authors who have great experience in working with amber, and of those who hadn't even known about its existence until recently at the exhibition "Amber Unites the World". It's not an exaggeration to say that amber unites people of the whole world – artists, masters, experts and admirers of this wonderful material – witness of the living past of our planet.

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