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Initiatives in Art and Culture

Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) educates diverse audiences in visual culture, including the fine and decorative arts. A commitment to authenticity, to artisanry, and to materials undergirds all considerations undertaken by IAC, as does a mindfulness of sustainability and of our obligations to the planet. Each IAC undertaking is marked by a commitment to bringing together representatives from every sector, with thought-leaders from other disciplines, industries, and institutions to undertake cross disciplinary approaches outside conventional industry discourse. IAC’s goal is to initiate dialogue and challenge all to integrate change without fear.


IAC’s primary activities are conferences, webinars, publications, and exhibitions that take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony and preservation, and the future of culture. Particular areas of emphasis include American art, precious substances, the history of frames, the Arts and Crafts movement, the influence of Asian cultures on American fine and decorative art, and the history and future of fashion. IAC’s projects have been supported by a wide array of individual, corporate, and foundation funders.

    Third Webinar in the Series, Boldly Building the Future, Will Be Hosted This Month, “Climate and the Precious Metals Industry: Defining and Measuring Your Emissions Footprint” Image

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    04-13-22

    Third Webinar in the Series, Boldly Building the Future, Will Be Hosted This Month, “Climate and the Precious Metals Industry: Defining and Measuring Your Emissions Footprint”

    Greenhouse gases produced by human activity have caused the earth’s temperature to rise, creating a domino effect that leaders are working to mitigate worldwide.
    Initiatives in Art and Culture and the World Gold Council Announce an International Women's Day Webinar, Considering the Role of Women in Gold Mining Image

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    03-03-22

    Initiatives in Art and Culture and the World Gold Council Announce an International Women's Day Webinar, Considering the Role of Women in Gold Mining

    “Digging Deep: Women’s Roles in the Gold Mining Sector and the Quest for Equity” will feature insights from women in leadership across the mining sector.
    Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna Announce “The Jewelry Industry: Perspectives on the Journey to Net Zero,” the Second in Their Collaborative Series Boldly Building the Future Image

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    02-14-22

    Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna Announce “The Jewelry Industry: Perspectives on the Journey to Net Zero,” the Second in Their Collaborative Series Boldly Building the Future

    On February 23, 2022 at 12:30 EST, Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna host the webinar, “The Jewelry Industry: Perspectives on the Journey to Net Zero.” the second conversation in the series, which is focused on climate as a dominant issue in this decade of action.
    Boldly Building the Future Series Launches, a Collaboration Between Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna  Image

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    12-10-21

    Boldly Building the Future Series Launches, a Collaboration Between Initiatives in Art and Culture and Mark Hanna

    Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) and Mark Hanna announce a new virtual conference series, Boldly Building the Future, to address actionable solutions to central challenges and key issues facing the jewelry industry, including the mining and refining sector. On Monday December 13, from 12:00 PM t...
    IAC's Upcoming Virtual Conference Convenes Industry Collective to Explore Balancing the Romance of Gold, Diamonds and Jewelry With the Consumer Demand for Sustainability, While Honoring Edward Asscher, Cristina Villegas, and Robert Weldon Image

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    07-07-21

    IAC's Upcoming Virtual Conference Convenes Industry Collective to Explore Balancing the Romance of Gold, Diamonds and Jewelry With the Consumer Demand for Sustainability, While Honoring Edward Asscher, Cristina Villegas, and Robert Weldon

    New Realities, Future Promise, the Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 11th annual international conference on gold and diamonds, will be held from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT Tuesday through Thursday, on July 13-15, 2021.
    Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry Image

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    10-23-20

    Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

    The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum...
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