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.


  • All That Glitters at The Treasury, Winchester College. Running until 21 December 2023. A new exhibition in its Treasury explores Winchester College’s important collection of silver. Among the highlights are two of the largest known 17th century drinking cups, a fascinating variety of communion vessels for use in its Chapel, and work by leading modern designers from the 1930s to the 1980s. Open daily from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Tickets: Free. More information via this link.
  • Shine 2023 at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. 22nd September- 22nd December 2023. Shine 2023, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s annual new talent showcase of jewellery and silversmithing, celebrates ten of the UK’s most promising up-and-coming designer makers. Tickets: Free. 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.
  • Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire at Guildhall Art Gallery, London. 30th September – 12th November 2023. This new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery will feature over 200 items dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, many of them viewable for the first time. ‘Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire’ will display a wide range of historical items, royal, military, ecclesiastical, and theatrical costumes, and fine examples of modern jewellery, silversmithing, and embroidery. Tickets: £10. More information and tickets 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.


  • Creative Inspiration Workshop: The World of Engraver Malcolm Appleby. 12th October 2023 at The Goldsmiths’ Company Library, Goldsmiths’ Hall. General admission – £20, Student – £12 (10 places). More information and booking via this link.
  • Goldsmiths’ Fair: 26th September -8th October 2023. More information via this link.
  • The LAPADA Fair, Berkeley Square, 27th September – 3rd October. More information via this link.
  • Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold. 27-29th October at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh. More information via this 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

  • Silver Triennial 2023. Contemporary Design Expo at the DIVA Museum, Antwerp. 26th August – 8th October 2023. This exhibition presents the results of the 20th Silver Triennial. This three-yearly competition is organised by the German Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau. It showcases the best that contemporary silver has to offer. More information and tickets via this link.
  • Irish Silver Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin: Permanent exhibition. More information via this link. Tickets: Free