Weekend course
Everything You Want to Know about Jewellery

Saturday 2 December 2017 - Sunday 3 December 2017

  • Saturday 2 December 2017 - Sunday 3 December 2017

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £195.00 - £288.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Cover the history of Western jewellery from late Antiquity to the present day, and gain an insight into the collection in the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery. Consider evolving fashions and influential design, styles and art movements, to reveal the profound meaning attached to jewellery, how it was worn, and its personal meaning to the wearer.

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Dr Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Course Leader Dr Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Beatriz Chadour-Sampson is an international jewellery historian and lecturer. Her publications range from Antiquity to the present day. She was consultant curator of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and guest curator of the ‘Pearls’ exhibition.

This is an outstanding course. I now look at jewellery wishing to know the secrets and histories contained in that object. 2015/16 course student

Course Overview

This course reveals the history of Western jewellery from late Antiquity till today and gives insight into the comprehensive collection of 3,500 jewels in the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery. It will explore how fashions in dress determined what jewellery was worn and how international styles and art movements were inspirational for the designs. The course will also look at how changes in economy and society influenced the jewels worn and the personal messages of jewellery which accompanies the wearer through life and marks special occasions. Other than being adornment and symbols of status, jewels express devotion, grief, love and hope.

£288 full price, £260 over 60s, £195 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)

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Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Weekend course: Everything You Want to Know about Jewellery

2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017

£195.00 - £288.00

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)