Apologies for cross posting this notice of meeting and call for Papers. The
deadline for papers has been extended till the 17th of January.
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 examine the metals used
and the metalworking techniques carried out to produce these pieces. Papers
are welcome on topics covering all aspects of metal use and manufacture of
items of personal adornment (or specifically jewellery) from any period,
location or culture.
Abstracts for papers should be submitted by the 17th of January. They should
be no more than 250 words and should be sent to [log in to unmask] A
single picture can also be provided for the abstract book. Please indicate
the name and affiliation of all the authors and indicate the presenting
author in bold letters.
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,
http://hist-met.org/meetings/personal-adornment.html with online payment for
the conference also available a.s.a.p. The programme will be announced in
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.