“The Power of Silver”, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and more ethnic jewellery exhibitions

Last week I enjoyed a very nice lecture “Yemeni Silver Jewellery” by Luitgard Mols. She’s the editor and one of  the authors of the book “The Power of Silver: Ethnic jewellery of the Smith-Hutschenruyter collection” which accompanies the exhibition “The Power of Silver”. The exhibition “The Power of Silver” will show nearly fourhundred pieces of ethnic silver jewellery originating
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“The Immortal Alexander The Great” at Hermitage Amsterdam

The exhibition “The Immortal Alexander The Great”, on display until 18 March 2011, shows 350 masterpieces. Amongst others the famous Gonzaga cameo, a large number of beautiful other cameos and intaglio seal rings, golden objects, army attributes, paintings, tapestry and great information about the expedition he made  with his army, consisting of 50.000 soldiers with whom he conquered Syria, Egypt,
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“A Talk with Marjan Unger”, Jewellery Ph D Art/Fashion Historian, Writer & former Teacher at The Rietveld Academy, The Netherlands

A Jewellery lover “Pur sang”!

Last week I had the honour to speak with Marjan Unger about jewellery, her thesis & her books written for graduating Ph D, 17 March 2010. We discussed Dutch contemporary jewellery next
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Several, jewellery related, interesting exhibitions in London

“Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey” National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing London 24 February – 23 May 2010

Paintings with beautiful detailed jewels! Although this exhibition is not about jewellery, it is evident that if you really want to learn about jewellery from the past you’ve got to look at historical interesting detailed paintings. This exhibition features seven major
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Exhibition “Grace Kelly: Style Icon”, at The Victoria & Albert Museum London

The exhibition will start at 17th April until 26th September 2010.

Although the main focus will be on the spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly, there will also be jewels of her on display. Please see for more information about this exhibition the V&A web-site. As said in an earlier article; the permanent jewellery collection
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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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