Munich Jewellery Week
The annual Munich Jewellery Week showcases innovative contemporary jewellery by both established and up-and-coming designers from all around the world. It is one of the most significant events on the jewellery calendar that sets the pace for the contemporary jewellery field.
Every year MJW welcome people from all spectrums of the jewellery industry – from makers and collectors to students and educators come to Munich to be inspired by MJW’s diverse programme. Everything from artist-run exhibitions, book launches and lectures, to performances, mobile presentations and parties. What began as a collection of independent city exhibitions, has gradually and organically expanded to now include a remarkable 100+ initiatives, establishing in the process a dynamic self-organised community of local and international artists.
MJW is an independent initiative that supports and communicates information about the jewellery exhibitions that are held across the city each year. Usually in parallel with the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades at the Handwerksmesse and its historic jewellery exhibitions: Meister der Moderne, Schmuck and Talente.
Jewellery Magazine and Platform Current Obsession, coined the title Munich Jewellery Week in 2015 to give a name to this extraordinary collective effort. It is now associated with other professional fashion and design weeks around the world. Current Obsession aims to represent the multitude of exciting independent events as a whole, to give them a recognisable visual identity and to offer clear information to new participants, press and international visitors.
The GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH as the organiser has to cancel the international craft fair with the “Handwerk & Design” for the year 2020. The reason for the cancellation is the spread of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 and the associated, urgent recommendation by the crisis team of the Bavarian State Government to cancel or postpone major international trade fairs until further notice. The next international craft fair with “Handwerk & Design” and the Munich Garden will take place from March 10th to 14th, 2021.
MJW update: We support both the decision to participate or not to participate, and during this time, we are merely communicating the events to the public. We will be updating the website daily.
Many participating artists are local or based in Europe. They have informed us they are carrying on with opening their shows despite the virus. We are not at liberty to ‘cancel’ Munich Jewellery Week –– there are several independent exhibitions scattered around the city of Munich.
Access & Opening Hours
Most venues during Munich Jewellery Week have free access.
Opening hours vary per venue, check the programme for up-to-date opening hours.
There will be a printed map available at selected participating exhibitions and at the MJW Headquarters, at Adalbertstraße 23, open from 10.03-14.03
Want to Participate?
Munich Jewellery Week is open to all artists, and there are two main things to consider:
– City-wide MJW exhibitions are open to all. Participants find suitable spaces for their events in Munich, while we, as Munich Jewellery Week, provide information about these events to visitors and press with our printed map, street signs, website, and social media. To become a part of the MJW programme, you’ll have to fill in and send us the submission form.
– The other possibility to participate is to join the Handwerksmesse (the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades). Here you can rent a booth or apply to exhibit at curated shows and competitions such as Schmuck and Talente, open for individual artists. For more information follow: http://www.ihm-handwerk-design.com/
Please get in touch with Leanna Thomas from Nale PR via email@example.com to receive our press release, available in English and German.
If you would like to receive more information about Munich Jewellery Week, find out how to join next year, propose a collaboration or advertisement, please get in touch via:
+31 (0) 6 52 64 99 58
We are looking forward to work together with the growing community of international artists in the upcoming years!
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