Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Fashioning Silver – Past and Present, with Tessa Murdoch, Eric Turner, Juliette Bigley and Miriam Hanid

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Thursday 14 June 2018 - 14:30 until 15:30

Tessa Murdoch, Head of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, introduces a selection of silver from the national collection, from the medieval to the present day. She discusses its potential to inspire contemporary British silversmiths with Juliette Bigley and Miriam Hanid, whose work has recently been acquired by the museum, and Eric Turner, curator of 20th-century and contemporary metalwork.

Following the talk, guests are encouraged to accompany the speakers to the Whiteley Silver Galleries.

This event at the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of a series arranged with the support of the Silver Society with experts revealing aspects from the point of view of the patron, curator, collector and maker. You may also be interested in these talks being held at the Wallace Collection:

William Beckford, Patron of Silversmiths, by Timothy Schroder

My Fifty Years in Silver, by Philippa Glanville

A Chain of Silver Collectors, by Charles Sebag-Montefiore

In conversation: Contemporary Collecting and Making, Adrian Sassoon and Junko Mori

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

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Daily, 10am – 5.45pm (Fri until 10pm)

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