On 26 April 2010, the CNA, Confartigianato, Ateliers d’Art de France, the Kyoto Prefecture and many others came together as part of an international network to sign a unique document that draws up the guidelines for the artistic craftsmanship sector: the International Charter of Artistic Craftsmanship.
This unique document establishes the bases for standardising the entire sector. It is an important step that will recognise artisan skills as a means of attracting tourists and cultural visitors
A guarantee for consumers
The Charter specifies the requirements for falling within the scope of artistic craftsmanship, stating that works must be creative and made predominantly by hand with a high level of professional skill. Artistic craftsmanship also includes the restoration of artistic items.
It is also described as a way of promoting economic, cultural and social values, as the work carried out fuels the local economy and creates jobs and social stability, as well as passing on values.
A breath of life for Ligurian artisan businesses! The first point of the new agreement clearly defines the universal value of hand-made objects, which bear the identity of a people, create material culture and deliver a spiritual message.