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Mindful of Silver, The journey of a vessel from conception to completion
Hiroshi  Suzuki  - Silver Waves
Silver Seduction, The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda
From the Village to Vogue, The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
Calder Jewelry

Painting with Fire, Master Enamelists in America, 1930-1980
Rising Stars: A blazing trail of new talent
Woven in Time: The Intimate Relationship Between Costume and Jewelry
Objects of Desire, 500 Years of Jewelry
Modernism in American Silver


Klimt02 Community - International Art Jewellry Online

_The exhibition called The Spirit of Stone will present the prehistory of the stone and is a part of an event that also includes 
work-shops and lectures, related to stones and jewellery.





Design Museum

9 July > 16 October 2011Johanna Dahm Rings

Johanna Dahm Fast Ashanti
The Swiss-born Johanna Dahm active since the 1970s, has continually pursued new ways of defining what jewellery can be. Her work is characterized by an investigative and open approach, which has led her everywhere from quests for the integration of fabric and brooch, exploring light reflections on the body, to researching exotic jewellery techniques.
Her work has explored many key practical and conceptual themes in jewellery. Dahm’s work is of the highest standard, and her intellectual understanding of both technique and creative process is one which she is able to articulate eloquently.





Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

There is a new temporary exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) in Montreal, Canada, Inspiria: How Cirque du Soleil Inspired the House of Boucheron to Create a Collection of Luxury Jewellery. Some are also calling it the Clown Jewels. Guy Laliberté, the founder and chief executive officer of the internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil, and the well established high fashion jewelery house Boucheron based on the Place Vendome in Paris, France have come together to present a collection of 20 necklaces that are presently on display at the museum. Each necklace was conceived to represent one of twenty Cirque du Soleil shows on tour such as Love (see Cirque du Soleil ‘Vegas show fun and Cirque du Solei The Beatles Love) and Corteo (see Italian themed Cirque show delightful). Rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds are only some of the stones used to create this stunning collection.

The museum devoted a separate gallery to the exhibit of these fine jewels. The display counters unfold like a magnificent ribbon winding down from the ceiling and flowing across the room. Encased in sunken boxes, each necklace is described with a text explaining how the jewelers were inspired by that particular show. Suspended above each necklace is a video clip of the show represented by the necklace. Brilliant craftsmanship, flowing shapes and movements are reflected in both works. Gouache drawings of each necklace are displayed on the walls. I found it fascinating to see the transformation from drawing to actual object. There is also a short video on the selection of jewels and the actual fabrication of the necklaces from sketch to finished product

Boucheron, founded in Paris in 1858 by Frédéric Boucheron, has been jeweler to courtesans and kings, maharajahs and czars. The company rose to prominence during the Art Déco period in Europe and its jewelers have been creators of luxurious jewelery ever since. Jean Christophe Bedos, president, House of Boucheron attended the exhibit opening. Cirque du Soleil is well known for spectacular shows with acrobatics, costumes and original music.







Gold and Silver Gallery: The Glitter of Gold and Silver: Qing Imperial Gold and Silver Objects


The Palace Museum, Beijing


Geological Museum of China, Beijing



United Kindom

Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Staffordshire Hoard

24th July 2010 - 31st December 2011

A selection of Staffordshire Hoard artifacts are on display in Gallery 16. 

These artifacts are part of the incredible find made by Terry Herbert in July 2009 on farmland close to his home near Lichfield, Staffordshire. The items he discovered – over 1,500 pieces of beautifully crafted gold and silver from the 7th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia - amount to the most valuable treasure hoard ever discovered in the UK, worth £3.3 million.





The British Museum


Treasures of Heavensaints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe

23 June – 9 October 2011

This major exhibition brings together for the first time some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age.

It features over 150 objects drawn from more than 40 institutions including the Vatican, European church treasuries, museums from the USA and Europe and the British Museum’s own pre-eminent collection.




The Sladmore Gallery
A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World
57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London

Ever since he first drew on the walls of his cave, man has had the desire to depict the creatures around him. The Sladmore Gallery is renowned for exhibiting animal sculpture from the last 200 years, and has now invited Rupert Wace Ancient Art to introduce collectors to a veritable menagerie from the ancient world, spanning a period of some 2,400 years. A Collector’s Menagerie: Animal Sculpture from the Ancient World will be on view from May 12th to May 28th, 2010. Around 70 important and appealing pieces will be offered for prices ranging from £1,000 to over £150,000.

Goldsmiths’ Hall

Silver Waves – Hiroshi Suzuki - a major show of silver vessels by the internationally acclaimed Japanese silversmith. 



The Company has a unique private collection of antique silver, contemporary silver, jewellery and art medals dating from the 15th century to the 21st century. The Collections, which nearly all bear the London hallmark, number some 8,000 items. These items are used either for their original purpose, or to display in exhibitions, or to inspire contemporary patronage of living craftsmen.


Gilbert Collection

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

Now at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection of gold, silver, mosaics, gold boxes and enamel portrait miniatures was given to the nation by Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001) in 1996. The collection was on display at Somerset House, London from 2001 until 2008 when it was transferred to the V&A Museum, South Kensington, London. The move to South Kensington enables the collection to be appreciated by a wider audience and the spectacular masterpieces it contains will greatly enhance the V&A's existing displays.





Victoria and Albert Museum

"Afghanistan Hidden Treasures"

About the Exhibition:
Ancient Afghanistan-at the crossroads of major trade routes and the focus of invasions by great powers and nomadic migrations-was home to some of the most complex, rich, and original civilizations on the continent of Asia. This exhibition will celebrate the unique role of Afghanistan as a center for both the reception of diverse cultural elements and the creation of original styles of art that combine multiple stylistic materials-such as the Hellenized examples from the second-century B.C. city of Aï Khanum, the array of trade goods found in the first-century city of Begram, and the astonishing nomadic gold found in the hoard at Tillya Tepe, which also dates to the first century.


The William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery displays 3,500 jewels from the V&A's jewellery collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. The gallery centres principally on the story of European jewellery during the last 800 years. On show are jewels that reflect the splendour of courtly life, some of the finest designs from the great jewellery houses of the 20th century and jewels designed by important contemporary makers.

Jan Yager, Invasive Species Tiara

The Invasive Species Tiara at the Victoria and Albert Museum forms part of Jan Yager’s City Flora/City Flotsam collection – jewellery that has emerged from a study of one city sidewalk in Philadelphia, PA, from 1990 to 2000.

Between 1990 and 2000, American jeweller Jan Yager created a unique body of work which used the sidewalks around her studio in Pennsylvania as a starting-point for an investigation of contemporary urban surroundings. Yager began beachcombing – collecting the detritus of the street: pen tops, paper clips, buttons, cigarette butts, spent cartridge casings, and crack vials and syringes – objects that were 'undeniably identifiable to this time and place' (Jan Yager). The City Flotsam pieces she created from them draw on the device of the 'trouvaille', or found object, which has been a key constituent of 20th-century art and craft since André Breton.

Yet these intimate objects of adornment are also 'memory devices', linking one sidewalk to a whole area, and one city to the histories that1 have shaped the contemporary landscape. Yager’s jewellery includes self-conscious historical references to the politics of trade and imperialism, the indigenous population of North America and today’s contemporary social structures. An example is the American Ruff. It is shaped like the collars of wealthy Northern European merchants in the 16th and early 17th centuries, whose ships circulated between Europe, Africa and the New World transporting goods, colonists and slaves. In contrast, the two dimes mounted on the ruff were minted in Philadelphia. Together, these historical references play against the crack vials that represent trade and mercantile activity on the streets of Philadelphia today.


The Metalwork collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum includes the newly displayed national collection of English silver, as well as ironwork, continental silver, arms and armour, enamels, brasswork, pewter and medieval metalwork of international importance. In this section you can learn about the process of returning the Hereford Screen to its former splendour and see the restored Silver galleries.


The Sculpture collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum is the most comprehensive holding of post-classical European sculpture in the world. Read some interesting stories behind the objects and explore the collection of beautifully illustrated books on sculpture. Rodin at the V&A

The 1914 Gift

In November 1914, the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin gave 18 of his sculptures to the V&A in honour of the French and British soldiers killed in the war. Most of the works were bronzes, but there was also one marble and one terracotta.

This group of works is unique in public collections, having been personally selected and given by Rodin himself. He described it as a collection he had been making all his life. For us it provides an accurate retrospective view of the major achievements of his sculptural output.



Buckingham Palace - The Royal Collection

Royal Faberge Exhibition London

Royal Fabergé

Carl Faberge, Mosaic Egg with surprise, 1914Over 100 masterpieces from the world’s finest collection of Fabergé will go on display in a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer.  Royal Fabergé will chart the Royal Family’s enduring passion for the work of the great Russian jeweller and goldsmith, Peter Carl Fabergé, over six generations – from Queen Victoria, to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  The exhibition will include a number of works on public display for the first time.

Royal Faberge exhibition
London gets a sneaky peak at the Queen's home every year as the summer opening of Buckingham Palace allows the hoi polloi in behind the scenes of pomp and ceremony. For 2011, the special summer exhibition focuses on the work of Peter Carl Faberge, Russian jeweller and goldsmith, whose unmatched reputation for creating exquisitely detailed pieces was inextricably linked with the Imperial Romanov family.

Decorative jewels
Creating works in enamel, using multicoloured gold decoration and carved semi precious stones, the pieces created by Faberge were inspired by a range of sources including antinquity, Oriental art, Louis XV art, Art Nouveau and old Russia. Bringing together these varying styles gave the jewellery and decorative works their own unique style, which was much favoured by the British royals at the end of the 19th century and beyond. On show in the Royal Faberge exhibition are pieces onces owned by Edward VII, George V and his wife Queen Mary, and the Queen



North Yorkshire

Ryedale Folk Museum
Located within Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, The Gallery is a new public visual arts space for Rural North Yorkshire. We display contemporary arts and crafts in the heritage context of the Museum and celebrate the creativity of the local community.


Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
YO62 6UA

01751 417 367







Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Objects in the Collection
The permanent collections include Ilias Lalaounis’ designs in 50 collections. The works of jewelry and microscupltures displayed are only few from over 17.000 works made by the master jewellers of Lalaounis' workshop since 1940. The fifty collections have been organised in 6 sections within the galleries on the 1st floor.“The Golden Dawn Of Art, “The History of Ancient Greek Art, “Jewelry Inspired From Other Civilizations, “Collections Inspired From Nature”, “Collections Inspired From Space, Biology and Modern Technology”, “Special Commissions and Private Collections”, are the six sections supported by an Info Kiosk in 7 languages, DVDs playing all day, Maps and Wall Texts. On the 2nd floor, microscupltures from the permanent collections storage, alternate with special temporary exhibitions with decorative arts objects. The Museum also houses the archives of the Ilias Lalaounis Collections which include models, designs, photographs, and digital data.





Serpentina: Serpents in Jewellery

November 26, 2011-February 26, 2012



Museenkoln Museums of the city of Cologne

Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Romano-Germanic Museum)

Built above the Roman town villa with the world-famous Dionysus mosaic the Römisch-Germanisches Museum houses examples of art, culture and everyday life in Roman and early medieval Cologne. A highlight is the worldwide largest collection of Roman glass with the tri-coloured cage cup (c. 330/340 AD) and the miniature portrait miniature of Emperor Augustus in turquoise glass. The art of barbarian peoples in the early Middle Ages is shown in various types of precious jewellery for women and men - a form of capital in the Migration Period. These objects at the Romano-Germanic Museum form part of one of the richest early European collections. 

Roncalliplatz 4
50667 Köln

Telefon 0221-221/2 44 38
und 0221-221/2 45 90
Fax 0221-221/2 40 30
E-Mail roemisch- germanisches- museum@stadt-koeln.de




Schmuck Museum

Serpentina: Serpents in Jewellery

Nov. 26, 2011-Feb. 28, 2012
traces the wearable snake from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, through Mexico, India and Africa, to famous works by Castellani, Cartier, Fabergé, Lalique,  and 20th century artists.

Hammer, sketch-book and CAD: 90 years of the vocational school for goldsmiths at Pforzheim

July 10-October 30, 2011, at the Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany, shows jewelry created by goldsmiths trained at this famous school since 1921.

Georg Dobler: Jewellery 1980-2010




The Association for Goldsmiths' Art!

We are an internationally oriented, cultural institution functioning on a public service basis.
Our primary concern is the promotion and support of contemporary trends in jewelry as well as in metal hollow- and flatware design. Providing young gold- and silversmiths with a forum for the general public through competitions, exhibitions, and publications is one of our most important objectives.
We promote the awareness and acceptance of art jewelry as well as limited edition production or classic one-of-a-kind jewelry. In the meantime, contemporary jewelry and silverware have become coveted collectors' items. A special venue for exhibitions is offered by the Hanau museum, the German Goldsmiths' House, which has been under the direction of the Association for Goldsmiths' Art since April 1, 2006.

Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V. (Association for Goldsmith’s Art)
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau
Altstädter Markt 6 D-63450

Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V. Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau  Altstädter Markt 6 
63450 Hanau  T +49-(0)6181-256556  F +49-(0)6181-256554 







Tehran to exhibit Negini jewelry

Tehran's Niavaran Cultural and Historical Complex is to mount an exhibition of gemstone jewelry designed and made by veteran Iranian artist Mohammad Negini.





Via Santa Lucia
355139 Padova, Italy

For the first time in Italy, at the Oratorio di San Rocco, from December 18, 2008 to March 1, 2009, visitors will be able to admire the work of Dorothea Prühl and of six other artists who trained at the Halle School, where Prühl was first a teacher and then, from 1991, headed the Jewellery Section, after the great Renate Heinze. The artists include: Antjie Braürer, Kathleen Fink, Beate Klockmann, Rudolf Kocéa, Christiane Matthias, and Vera Siemund.




Etruscan Guarnacci Museum

Etruscan jewellery






Japanese Archaeology Gallery, Heiseikan

Short Cuirass, Vertical iron bands joined with leather

Short Cuirass, Vertical iron bands joined with leather, From Omaruyama Tumulus, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi, Kofun period, 4th century

The Tokyo National Museum

The Horyuji Treasures consist of over 300 valuable objects, mainly from the 7th - 8th century, which were donated to the Imperial Household by Horyuji Temple in 1878.

Sculpture and Metal Art  

In the Yayoi period, the development of agricultural society saw the advent of war, and weapons were fashioned from hunting equipment. In time, specialized production brought about increasingly efficient metal weapons, to which armor made from wood and other materials emerged in response. Metal armor appeared in the Kofun period, and included imported armor from China and Korea as well as examples made in Japan, based on sophisticated iron forging technologies from continental Asia.




Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Displays the artistic sophistication and technical finesse of Indian craftsmen from the Mughal era using gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and pearls.Beijing


The Netherlands


Rijksmuseum van Oudheden


Leiden, Netherlands, Oct. 14, 2011–Mar. 18, 2012

The Golden Helmet of De Peel: Fact and Fiction

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden,
Leiden, Netherlands, through Sept. 30, 2011



CODA Museum

Jewels: The collection gives a good overview from approx. 1960. The evolution of goldsmith to jewel designer can be well observed in the collection which shows the evolution of the modern Jewelry. There are (among others) works of Emmy van Leersum, Gijs Bakker, Françoise van den Bosch, Nicolaas van Beek, Marion Herbst, Onno Boekhoudt, Ruudt Peters, Dorothea Prühl 





Museum Picasso Milaga





Meseu' Picasso

Address: Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
Fax (+34) 93 315 01 02






The Guggenheim in Bilbao Exhibits 60 Metal Sculptures by Robert Rauschenberg

BILBAO.- Robert Rauschenberg: Gluts at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao underscores the spirit of the artist’s excitement about Frank Gehry’s architectural masterpiece and its transformative presence in Bilbao. In response to the building’s scale, larger and more elaborate Gluts have been added to the exhibition, displaying not only their majesty and monumentality, but also the dynamic between the sculptural and painterly that defined this great American artist.





Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch






The Treasury, the Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden.

Several of The Princes and Princesses' crowns are also on view as well as the silver baptismal font from 1696, which is still used at royal baptisms. Everywhere you look you will see fascinating and exclusive art, steeped in exciting history.


Historiska Museet

See gold collars from the migration period, silver pendants from the Viking period, reliquaries decorated with gemstones from the Middle Ages and other amazing objects. Still today, goldsmiths are impressed by the skills of their predecessors.




University of Stockholm

Steneby is the collective name for the stimulating educational and cultural activities found in the invigorating setting at Dals Långed in Sweden’s Dalsland Province. Today the Stenebyskolan Foundation and the School of Design and Crafts at University of Gothenburg offer a broad spectrum of one and two-year preparatory courses in the art´s field, as well as university education at both the bachelor and masters levels. 




For further information please contact:
Irish Museum of Modern Art/Áras Nua-Ealaíne na hÉireann
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8





Rolling Ball Museum

Bruce Gray

The Rolling Ball Museum in Seoul, Korea has acquired two of Los Angeles metal sculptor Bruce Gray's kinetic rolling ball machine sculptures for their permanent collection.  The museum's website is at:



Middle East




North Yorkshire

Ryedale Folk Museum

Located within Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, The Gallery is a new public visual arts space for Rural North Yorkshire. We display contemporary arts and crafts in the heritage context of the Museum and celebrate the creativity of the local community.

Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
YO62 6UA

01751 417 367



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