Rian Design Museum's Jewelry-Lending Program
by Nathalie Mornu

The Rian Design Museum, in Falkenberg, Sweden, is taking the concept of lending jewelry in a revolutionary direction for our field. Soon, with a program called Smyckoteket, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to borrow a piece of contemporary art jewelry. (“Smyckoteket” is a portmanteau that translates as “jewelibrary.”) The point is to make borrowing a piece of jewelry as easy as borrowing a library book. More people will become familiar with art jewelry by having the opportunity to interact with and wear the work, making it more accessible to the public.

Image Caption: Anna Talbot, Tartan Pink, 2018, brooch, aluminum, brass, spray-paint, steel, photo: IDNAMADI