In an innovative new collaboration, the Silver Society, the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre are to present an online course on the history of British silver from the sixteenth century to the present day. A series of talks, held over six weeks, will explore the evolution of forms and styles, illustrated by outstanding objects from collections across the world and enriched by close-up examinations of historic and contemporary masterpieces from the celebrated collection of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
Each session will be in two parts: beginning with a narrative chapter on the history and stylistic development of British silver, followed by a presentation focusing on a particular aspect of the history of the goldsmith’s craft.
Participants will be guided through topics such as silversmithing techniques, hallmarking, and fakes and forgeries.
Each session will be presented by Timothy Schroder and Lucy Morton.
The course will be taught online through the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Zoom Webinar platform. Each session will last for 120 minutes including a 5 minute break and a Q&A session at the end.
Price for the full course: £90 /£60 (members of the Silver Society, the Goldsmiths’ Company History Group and Link Members and Gold Members of the Goldsmiths’ Centre / £30 (Members of the ECSG of the Silver Society, apprentices and students).