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International design contest and exhibition New Traditional Jewellery
2012: international design contest and exhibition. For the 2012 design
contest and exhibition the professional jury of New Traditional Jewellery
(NTJ) has chosen the theme 'NEW NOMADS', because both literally and
figuratively this theme offers many possibilities for inspiration.

The history of jewellery is as old as mankind. While people went in search
of parts with the best living conditions they carried their valuables with
them, wearing them on their bodies. Jewellery that represents economic and
social status, as it still does nowadays in the case of nomadic tribes. The
dissemination of religions went hand in hand with an unprecedented range of
religious jewellery and ornaments, ranging from small containers for
religious texts to reliquaries and portable altars.

To this day, jewellery made of stable materials like gold and gems is the
guarantee for your 'ticket home' in times of crises or when you have to flee
from high-risk areas. Due to the global financial crisis prices of this
so-called 'flight gold' have skyrocketed. Is there an alternative? Nowadays
there are quite different streams of migrants but the principle is the same:
people in search of parts with better living conditions. The whole world is
on the move, from refugees to tourists, from emigrants to employees of
multinationals. And you don't even have to get up from your chair: Skype
e.g. has made videoconferencing into a social medium.

NTJ asks contemporary professional jewellery designers to build bridges
between the traditional jewellery of e.g. nomads, pilgrims, explorers,
globetrotters, refugees or colonists and possible symbols bearers
representing the mobility of the 'NEW NOMADS'. Check the attachments for
conditions and criteria.

On behalf of the technical jury, the executive committee of the jury and NTJ
wishes all participants much inspiration and success!

Astrid Berens, director SIERAAD & Isabella van den Bos, chair Foundation Art
in Business

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