Set out below are a selection of current and forthcoming exhibitions and lectures that the Society believes may be of interest. Please note that the organisation of these events is independent of the Society.

Exhibitions

  • Le Goût de la Renaissance. Un dialogue entre collections / The Taste of the Renaissance. A dialogue between collections at Hôtel de la Marine, Paris. Bringing together masterpieces from the Victoria & Albert museum and the Al Thani Collection, this exhibition highlights global interconnection during the Renaissance; a time when exploration and discovery encouraged the exchange of materials and ideas across Europe. Running from 6th March until 30th June 2024. Tickets €13. More information via this link.
  • COMING SOON. The Craft of Tea: 1660 – 2024 at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London. 1 May – 27 June 2024 (Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm). Free admission. A free exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Centre that explores the material history of tea, stylistically and thematically from 1660 to the present day. More information via this link.
  • Unseen Treasures of the Portland Collection at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. Running until 31 December 2025. This exhibition offers a new look at the world-class Portland Collection of art. There will be silver and tapestry, paintings and jewels; art that has come home after a long loan to a prestigious national gallery, and stunning star items that visitors know and love – such as Michelangelo’s ‘Madonna of Silence’ or the pearl earring worn by Charles I at his execution. Tickets: Free. More information and booking via this link.
  • Uniquely Scottish Silver at the National Museum of Scotland. Running until 26th May 2024. This exhibition brings together five distinct Scottish silver object designs: mazers, quaichs, thistle cups, ovoid urns and heart brooches, some of which are among the earliest and rarest survivals within the craft of Scottish silversmithing. Tickets: Free. More information via this link.
  • Marking 250 Years of Lasting Impressions at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. Running until 8th September 2024. This new display in the Sykes Gallery Metalwork Collection tells the story of Sheffield Assay Office, established in 1773 and one of only four remaining Assay Offices in the UK. Tickets: Free. More information via this link.

Events

  • Silversmithing Course at West Dean. Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March 2024. Please see Members’ Area for booking details.
  • Creative Inspiration Workshop. Joyful Exploration – Phil Barnes and Mastery in Enamel at The Goldsmiths’ Company Library, Goldsmiths’ Hall, 2-4pm. A creative inspiration workshop celebrating the world of fine enamels through the work of the late Phil Barnes, a master engraver and enameller. Tickets: £20 (standard) or £12 (student). Only 8 places available – more information and booking via this link.
  • International Conference: Caribbean Silver in the Colonial Period. Monday 3rd June at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. More details and schedule available via this LINK. Please note that places are limited so we recommend booking early via this Eventbrite link.

Online talks

  • PERMANENTLY AVAILABLE: Victorian Arts and Crafts silver: Innovation and Influence (Recording). Tickets can be purchased for £5 via Eventbrite here (NB. This is a recording, not a live event so can be watched at any time).

International talks and exhibitions

  • Irish Silver Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin: Permanent exhibition. More information via this link. Tickets: Free