The Art of Collecting
What drives collectors to collect? This exhibition showcases treasured items from the collections of five unique collectors along with interviews describing the motivation and inspiration behind their collections.
Containing Silver – Precious Metal Boxes
This exhibition brings together excellent examples of silver boxes from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection and the Pearson Silver Collection. When master silversmiths take on the challenge of creating a box, the results can be unexpectedly magical.
Historic and Contemporary Plate
The Goldsmiths’ Company collection of historic silver plate is regularly displayed in the Livery Hall for formal occasions. Since 2000, the Company has commissioned living makers such as Angela Cork and Rauni Higson to create pieces of contemporary plate for display at less formal occasions.
For the first time, elements from both the historic and contemporary plate collections will be shown alongside one another in a unique and provocative display.