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Conference on metals used in personal adornment

From: Louise Bacon <lbacon<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Call for Papers

"Metals used in personal adornment"
The Historical Metallurgy Society Conference and AGM
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham, England, UK
31 May - 1 June 2014

For many centuries metal, especially precious metals, has been the
dominate material used in the construction of jewellery and other
items of personal adornment.  The basic form of personal adornment
varies over time, location and culture.  This influences not only
the style of the pieces but also impacts the method of manufacture.

This conference therefore provides an opportunity examine the metals
used and the metalworking techniques carried out to produce these
pieces.  Papers are welcome on topics covering all aspects of metal
use and manufacture of items of personal adornment (or specifically
jewellery) from any period, location or culture.

Abstracts for papers should be submitted by 6 January, 2014.  They
should be no more than 250 words and should be sent to
hmsagmconf<-at->hist-met<.>org.  A single picture can also be provided for
the abstract book.  Please indicate the name and affiliation of all
the authors and indicate the presenting author in bold letters.

As part of the conference there will be a tour of the Museum of the
Jewellery Quarter, and a behind the scenes tour of the Birmingham
Museum conservation department where they are working on the
Staffordshire Hoard.

The booking form is available at


with online payment for the conference available asap.  The
programme will be announced in early February, 2014.

For more information please contact

    Eleanor Blakelock
    Conservation and Scientific Research
    British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG, UK

Dr Louise Bacon
Head Collections Conservation and Care
The Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
+44 20 8291 8682
Fax: +44 20 8291 5506

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