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In the Month of the Pearl, trace the history of these coveted gems. You will travel through the centuries and across cultures from East to West, from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. With special guests, including Mikimoto, the world leader in superior-quality cultured pearls, you'll gain a fascinating insight into these miracles of nature.Read more
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson works as a freelance international jewellery historian, curator of exhibitions and scholarly author. She was the consultant curator in the re-designing of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the V&A (opened in 2008), London and was guest curator of the ‘Pearl’ exhibition (2013-14).
I really enjoyed this course! The breath of knowledge of the speakers, the range of information . The history of the Pearl is fascinating! 2015-16 Weekend Course Student
Throughout history pearls have been venerated for their lustre and beauty. In Europe the myths and legends surrounding this gem range from power and authority, to purity and chastity and even seductiveness. Through the introduction of the cultured pearl in the early 20th century pearls have become an affordable adornment and a timeless jewel.
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.
9 June 2018 - 10 June 2018
£195.00 - £288.00
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)