“The Walters Art Museum”, Baltimore USA

Being on the internet for my preparings of “Gem-Session 2” I entered the web-site of The Walters Art Museum. Because there’s so much more to see than only the famous conch pearl ‘cage’ pendant, where I was looking for, I have to share this with you right away. An amazing varied and aesthetically beautiful jewellery collection! This museum contains
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Exhibition “Gold from Georgia” at Drentsmuseum, Assen (The Netherlands)

An exhibition filled with beautiful golden jewellery , until 27 June 2010.

As they say at their web-site: The makers of the succesful exhibition “The Terracotta Army of Xián ” present a spectacular exhibition on amazing treasures from a distant past; this time treasures from ancient Georgia. In the Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands, some 150
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A History of the World, British Museum & BBC

A remarkable radio programme “World history in 100 objects”, BBC radio 4 & online.

The British Museum and BBC are presenting a new radio programme. Director Neil Mac Gregor presents since this week, using 100
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Exhibition “Or des Amériques” & Lecture of the New Jewellery Acquisitions Museum of The Middle Ages, Paris

A visit to Paris always leads to nice exhibitions full of surprises!

First I would like to draw your attention to the exhibition “Or des Amériques”, although I am almost too late… it’s ending the 11th January 2010 already. On display you will see beautiful pieces of gold jewellery from many museums world-wide (Musée des
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“Google to put ancient Iraq museum collection online”

The expected date for viewing the online collection is early 2010.

Please read this highly interesting article of the thousands of images of ancient artefacts at Iraq’s National Museum that Google is going to publish online. (read article) What an impressive enterprise! I am already very curious. Source: Reuters, November 24  2009



Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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