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 “Lingam”, Catharijneconvent Utrecht, The Netherlands

A true beauty that makes you think! Guest conservator Ruudt Peters succeeded as no-one else to create an exhibition so refreshing, delicate, fragile, warm and beautiful on a subject that is so sensitive to discuss. Due to the enormous diversity of interpretations of lingams by artists from all over the world, the serene context of
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A Talk with Zita Jansen, Goldsmith, The Netherlands

“My way of working is like a rippling stream”.

Zita Jansen (1969) went to the craftsmen school “Vakschool Schoonhoven” by the age of 17. After graduating from goldsmithing she studied at the Academy of Art in Utrecht, training: 3D Design. One year later she got the opportunity to start a jewellery& goldsmith workshop with a friend and enjoyed that for 14 years. Since 3
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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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“At the Russian Court”, Palace and Protocol in the 19th Century, Hermitage Amsterdam

Exhibition open until 13 January 2010.

Portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, by Nikolai Bodarevski 1907

This spectacular exhibition with impressive pieces of jewellery next to the most beautiful gowns, “daily life” garments, photos, paintings and objects gives an extraordinary impression of the 19th century Russian Court protocol. Which was about “splendour & pageantry”… it was a real joy for my
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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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