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.
- Treasures from Faraway: Medieval and Renaissance Objects from The Schroder Collection at Strawberry Hill House & Garden. 19 March – 19 July. An exhibition of ten objects reveals the often-overlooked relationship between Europe’s explorers and traders with artisans and craftsmen to create Cabinets of Curiosities. Tickets £14.50. More information and booking via this link.
- Unseen Treasures of the Portland Collection at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. 25 March 2023 – 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.
- Luxury and Power from Persia to Greece at The British Museum. 4th May 2023 – 13th Aug 2023. Featuring star loans as well as objects from the British Museum collection, the exhibition brings together exquisitely crafted objects in gold, silver and glass, including the extraordinary Panagyurishte Treasure from Bulgaria. Tickets: £12. More information and booking via this link.
- Refugee Silver: Huguenots in Britain at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Running until Sunday 30th July 2023. Tickets: Free. More information via this link.
- Metalworking Now at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Running until 31 August. Silver, Room 66, The Whiteley Galleries. A display of recent acquisition highlights from the contemporary metalwork collection. The display highlights a selection of work by metalsmiths from across the world that have been collected by the museum since 2010. Tickets: Free. More information via this link.
- Life and Legacy: Dorothy Hogg. 30th May – 3rd June at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. This exhibition showcases the Company’s pre-eminent collection of Dorothy’s own lyrical jewellery alongside the work of her colleagues and students. Join Deputy Curator, Dr Frances Parton each day at 11:30 (14:00 on Tuesday 30 May for a short talk about this exhibition. Free public view. More information and booking via this link.
- The Art of Fame: Art Medals in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection 1973-2023. 30th May – 3rd June at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. The Art of Fame celebrates the art medal in Britain from 1973 to 2023, as represented by stunning examples selected from the Company’s Collection (please click here to purchase the catalogue). Join Curator, Dr Dora Thornton each day at 11:00 (13:30 on Tuesday 30 May) for a short talk about this exhibition. Free public view. More information and booking via this link.
- Celebrating Platinum. 30th May – 3rd June at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. A small display exploring the technical and aesthetic boundaries of what can be done with this challenging and beautiful metal. Free public view. More information and booking via this link.
- Burges and Friends Lecture and Conference. 19th and 20th June 2023 at Worcester College, Oxford. A one-day conference to explore the life, work, collaborations and connections of the Victorian architect and designer, William Burges. More information and tickets (free) via this link.
- Crown and Country: Grimsthorpe and Coronations. 24th June 2023. More information and booking via this link. Tickets £45-55
- Goldsmiths North: 7-9th July 2023 at The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield. More information via this link. Tickets £10
- Goldsmiths’ Fair: 26th September -8th October 2023. More information via this link.
- Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold. 27-29th October at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh. More information via this link.
- 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).
- 17th May at 18:30: Art History Talk- Gold Treasures of the Antiquity. Please note the time difference as this is a US-based talk at 18:30-19:30 EDT (EDT is GMT+5hrs) More information and tickets ($10) via this link
International talks and exhibitions
- Irish Silver Exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin: Permanent exhibition. More information via this link. Tickets: Free