P.zza San Pietro, Braccio di Carlo Magno, Vatican City
14 November – 5 December 2012

The Treasures of Azerbaijan exhibition marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Vatican.

A meeting of cultures, traditions and religions was the focus of an immersive itinerary allowing visitors to discover the cultural and artistic heritage of the land of Azerbaijan.

The Treasures of Azerbaijan exhibition was inaugurated on 14th November in the Paolo VI auditorium.

Simmetrico was in charge of organising the exhibition held at the Charles the Great wing in Piazza San Pietro, designing the venue settings and selecting the 118 exhibits of Azerbaijani art rarely seen by the public. The exhibits included fabrics, objects made of bronze, jewelry, musical instruments, weaponry, ancient manuscripts and copies of miniatures.

An iconic installation made of woven threads recalls the ancient art of carpet weaving that is traditional in Azerbaijan and at the same time, symbolises the interweaving of cultures that has always characterised Azerbaijan’s history.