Monday 6 March, 2017

Society of Jewellery Historians & Association for Contemporary Jewellery: Anniversary Celebration


The Society of Jewellery Historians has arranged a study day and evening reception to celebrate its 40th anniversary, in association with the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. These events will be held on the 27 and 28 March at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Both the study day and reception are open to all, with a discount for members. Tickets for the study day are £60 for members, and £80 for non-members and guests Tickets for the reception are £20. These must be booked in advance, details here.

Guest speakers at the study day include Antiques Roadshow expert Geoffrey Munn, who will be giving a light-hearted introduction to jewellery and its significance from the Renaissance to Art Deco; and Museum of London curator, Hazel Forsyth, who will be speaking on hobby metal-detecting, the formation of the Society of Thames Mudlarks and the emergence of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

On the evening of 28 March, the Dutch collector and curator, Marjan Unger, will talk at the Society of Antiquaries about her contemporary international jewellery collection, a recent gift to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, as part of the Society’s regular lecture programme. If you wish to attend but are not a member, please email the Society to register your interest.

Also on 28 March, a series of visits have been organised to various London institutions, museums and workshops, available to members only.

For more details, visit the Society of Jewellery Historians' website.

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