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.

16 November Silver Society AGM 6.00pm (members only)

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions this will now take place via Zoom and there will be no meeting at Goldsmiths’ Hall. Details will be included with the October newsletter.

We will update all Members via MailChimp nearer the time. If you do not have an email address or access to the internet, and you are unable to team up with another member who can help you, please let the Secretary know (tel 07901 855077) and she will phone or write to you if there is a change to the arrangements. 

 26 October 2020, 6.00pm (Members only)

Dr Timothy Schroder, President of the Silver Society,

‘Inside the dragon’s lair: Henry VIII’s Kunstkammer at Whitehall Palace’

Our President, Tim Schroder’s long awaited book on the gold and silver of Henry VIII – the product of many years of research and full of new findings and hitherto unpublished material – will be published in June and to mark that we will hear about a particular aspect of the treasures that the king amassed, at staggering cost, for his private enjoyment in the privy chamber at Whitehall Palace.

This meeting is for Members only. Please follow this link if you would like to become a Member.

26 October 2020, 05:30 pm in London

Seminars in the History of Collecting: The paintings by Horace Vernet in Louis-Philippe’s private collection: commission, purpose, display and destination

Seminars in the History of Collecting: Creating a market: dealers, auctioneers and the passion for Riesener furniture, 1800–1882 

30 November, 2020 05:30 PM in London

Speaker: Dr Helen Jacobsen (Curator of French 18th-Century Decorative Arts, The Wallace Collection)
Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806), cabinetmaker to Louis XVI, was one of the most celebrated cabinetmakers of the French eighteenth century. He was also a phenomenon in the history of British art collecting, becoming a byword in the nineteenth century for all that was admired in French furniture.

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 which also gives details of one-off conferences.