This meeting explored metals use in the construction of jewellery and other items of personal adornment.

Metals used in Personal Adornment

HMS AGM 2014

31st May-1st June 2014

Birmingham
Eleanor Blakelock

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 provided an opportunity examine the metals used and the metalworking techniques carried out to produce these pieces.

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.

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