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"New Perspectives on English Silver: Reconsidering the Clark Collection"

The following is a list of talks given at a symposium on November 14 and 15, 1997, presented in conjunction with the exhibition New Perspectives on English Silver. Six specialists presented their research on aspects of English silver studies.

For more information, contact the Research and Academic Program or call 413-458-0460.

  • 'Hands that Excel in Every Branch': Specialization in the London Goldsmiths' Trade, 1740-1780
    Helen Clifford
    Course Tutor, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 'The Great Who Live Profusely . . .’: English Nobility and Their Plate, 1680-1770
    Philippa Glanville
    Curator, Metalwork, Silver, and Jewelry Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Engraving on Silver, 1680-1760, A New Look
    Christopher Hartop
    Director of Decorative Arts, Christie’s, New York
  • Nicolas Sprimont: The Multiple Personalities of a Rococo Goldsmith
    Ellenor Alcorn
    Assistant Curator, Department of European Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The Dissemination of Experimental Science in Early-Eighteenth-Century Europe and Its Impact on the Art of the Goldsmith
    Ubaldo Vitali
    Silversmith and art historian
  • The Role of the Jewel Office in the Eighteenth Century
    James Lomax
    Curator, Temple Newsam, Leeds Museums and Galleries

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