Events

Due to the unprecedented Coronavirus situation, all exhibitions and events are likely to be cancelled or postponed. Please check with the relevant website to find out the latest situation.

Designs on Silver exhibition
 Goldsmiths’ Fair has launched a new exhibition.

Designs on SilverDesign drawings reveal a maker thinking aloud. Shown alongside the objects they inspire, they can offer an insight into the creative process. This exhibition aims to reveal how a maker explores a range of possibilities through sketches of source material; how they find a motif, or translate or abstract a theme into silver. All the pieces in the exhibition are from The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Collection. The Collection supports makers through acquisitions and commissions that demonstrate the latest in creativity and craftsmanship in precious metals. Many of these are made through the annual Goldsmiths’ Fair.
  
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EPIC IRAN

On now until Sunday, 12 September 2021


Exploring 5,000 years of art, design and culture, Epic Iran shines a light on one of the greatest historic civilisations, its journey into the 21st century and its monumental artistic achievements, which remain unknown to many.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/epic-iran

  

Tuesday 26 October 6pm   Zoom

SJH is delighted to invite Silver Society Members:  Registration details nearer the time. 

Crossing paths with the prehistoric craftsman: learning and experimenting with ancient jewellery of the Aegean region and its influence on me and my work – Akis Goumas

Akis Goumas is an award-winning Athenian jeweller, gemmologist and researcher in ancient goldsmithing techniques of the Aegean region. He is a member of a multidisciplinary group of archaeologists, archaeological scientists and conservators studying different categories of ancient metalwork, including prehistoric metal technologies of the Aegean region, working at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and the Cycladic Museum of Art, and Hellenistic goldsmithing techniques at the Benaki Museum of Athens. In this talk he will describe some of the investigations he has taken part in and also show how his own jewellery and designs have been greatly influenced by this research.

From February 2020 Society of Antiquaries

The Society of Antiquaries have now opened up their Ordinary Meetings/Evening Lectures to non-fellows.  20 places are available at each event at only £5 including refreshments.

For bookings and details please see www.sal.org.uk/events which also gives details of one-off conferences.