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Luxembourg’s royals visit art exhibition

The Luxembourgish Grand Ducal Family closed the week by revisiting the exhibition “Viv(r)e la matière” (“Live the material”). 

The exhibition spreads through the four floors of the 19Liberté building, which Grand Duke Guillaume and Grand Duchess Stéphanie officially opened back in 2016 and currently houses private banking facilities, as well as exhibition spaces.

The exhibition is part of the “De Mains de Maitres” biannual art exhibition, of which Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie is patron. 

Which is why her and her husband had already visited the exhibition one week before, when they opened the entire festival, which was available for the public to visit from the 20th to the 28th of November. 

The event is a reunion of workers from lesser known art forms, especially artisans, and, through her patronage, Princess Stéphanie has expressed her wish to promote such jobs in the younger generations to get them interested and, hopefully, enable them to carry out the knowledge necessary for those jobs into the future, avoiding the precious notions getting lost. 

Because the event highlights one of Luxembourg’s excellences, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wanted to get a closer look at the exhibition, which showcases the work of more than 70 artisans from the small Grand Duchy in the centre of Europe. 

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume has long been involved in everything that concerns Luxembourg’s industries and excellences that can be exported, such as almost-forgotten jobs. 

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, on the other hand, has been involved in the artistic environment of Luxembourg since her wedding, and quickly became patron of the De Mains de Maitres Association when it was founded about six years ago, as it gave her the opportunity to deepen her love for her adoptive country’s artistic scene.

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