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Outreach Project in St Vincent’s House Care Home

Meant ‘for everyone’ the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert collection features a dazzling array of enamel miniatures, elaborate micro-mosaic furniture, bejewelled snuffboxes, gold and silver decorated cups and much more, all collected by Sir Arthur (1913 – 2001) and his first wife Rosalinde (1913 – 95) to decorate their Californian retirement home.  After Rosalinde’s death with […]

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Silvia Weidenbach announced as the first V&A Gilbert Collection Resident

We are delighted to announce our first Gilbert Collection Resident: Silvia Weidenbach who will start her residency in April and be with us until October 2017. Weidenbach is a German designer based in London. She holds an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery from the Royal College of Art, London and a Diploma in […]

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New Open Call for Gilbert Collection Residency

Gold and enamelled beaker, made in Europe, c. 1600-1620, Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.28-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. We have just issued a new open call for applications for a residency responding to the V&A’s Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Intricate craft and a sense of […]

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Time for Time

by Charlotte Johnson, Assistant Curator   Time seems straightforward. It is a constant part of our everyday lives; when we look at the time on our smartphones’ lock screen, when we glance down at our watches, even when watching intently as the seconds count down to the ping of the microwave. Clocks and watches have […]

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Angels in glass and gold

Study day celebrating nineteenth-century mosaics The number of angels flying around shop windows across town seems to increase by the minute, as Christmas is approaching. I would argue that angels are always in season, if only you know where to look: apart from the V&A, of course, St Paul’s Cathedral is an excellent example. A […]

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A gold spider web

The Gilbert Collection was formed by an American Englishman, Arthur Gilbert, who loved to tell the stories behind his treasures. Here are two eighteenth-century masterpieces which Arthur Gilbert might have shown his guests on a dark and stormy Halloween night. Are you sitting comfortably? A golden spider web This intricate mother-of-pearl box is an unmissable […]

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Personal favourites: from a previous volunteer’s point of view

The article below was written by Alexander Morrison who volunteered with us for two months last year and helped us greatly with our travelling exhibitions programme. Alex graduated from Manchester University with a BA in History Of Art, and is about to start an MA in Russian History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. Although his […]

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18th Century Meets Contemporary: Gold Box Study Day in Cambridge

Friday, 26 June 2015, Fitzwilliam Museum The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection exhibition Close-Up and Personal: Eighteenth-century Gold Boxes from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection continues at the Fitzwilliam Museum. On Friday, 26 June 2015, we will be hosting a study day at the Fitzwilliam to celebrate these masterpieces. Two of the most eminent British artists […]

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A birthday treat: 10 facts about Arthur Gilbert!

Arthur Gilbert was born on 16 May 1913 and would have been 102 years old today. To celebrate his birthday I have selected some exclusive images from our archives and compiled a list of ‘fun’ facts which will give you a taste of his extraordinary life and personality. Enjoy! 1. Arthur’s surname at birth was not Gilbert! Son of Lazarus […]

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Miraculous Silver – The V&A at Kunstkammer Würth

London silver has always been an international art, made and collected by people from around the world. This summer, the enduring love affair with the precious metal will be celebrated with an exhibition in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. ‘Nature has cradled this town – art has shaped it,’ writer Ricarda Huch (1864-1947) summed up the former […]

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