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Metals used in personal adornment
Historical Metallurgy Society
Conference and AGM
31st May - 1st June 2014
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
For many centuries metal, especially precious metals, has been the dominate
material used in the construction of jewellery and other items of personal
adornment. The basic form of personal adornment varies over time, location
and culture. This influences not only the style of the pieces but also
impacts the method of manufacture.
This conference therefore provides an opportunity to examine the metals used
and the metalworking techniques carried out to produce these pieces. The
provisional programme is now available on our website. There are papers on
variety of topics covering all aspects of metal use and manufacture of items
of personal adornment from the bronze age through to the 19th century, and
from cultures across the globe.
As part of the conference there will be a tour of the Museum of the
Jewellery Quarter, and a behind the scenes tour of the Birmingham Museum
conservation department where they are working on the Staffordshire Hoard.
The booking form is available on our website,
For more information please contact [log in to unmask] or post to
Eleanor Blakelock, Conservation and Scientific Research, British Museum,
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, UK.