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The Silver Society award bursary to the curator at Sheffield Assay Office.

19 Mar 2012

Last year The Silver Society announced a course on British Silver to be held at the Society of Antiquaries, London. The course was aimed at curators and new members of The Silver Society wishing to gain a more in-depth and greater understanding of five centuries of Silver.

Emma Paragreen the Librarian/ Curator applied for a place on the course and a bursary to pay the tuition fees and is now delighted to have successfully obtained the funding from The Silver Society.

The course covers “The Tudors to Today” looking at stylistic and social developments over the centuries and more specific aspects of hallmarking, heraldry and silversmith techniques used to form a variety of objects.

Emma said “I am delighted to have been awarded a bursary, I have attended the first seminar last week and this is a fantastic opportunity to be taught by the specialists in Silver.  The course will allow me to gain further knowledge on the subject of Silver and I hope that I can disseminate this to others through my work at Sheffield Assay Office”.

The Sheffield Assay Office delivers a programme of talks, tours and study days from their premises in Hillsborough.  If you would like further information please visit the website for the 2012/2013 events leaflet

http://www.assayoffice.co.uk/our-services/tours-and-talks

The Silver Society was founded in 1958 to advance the Study of Silver of all periods, places and forms. A London based International organization; its object is also to widen appreciation and knowledge of working in Silver including plated wares, as well as other precious metals such as Gold and Platinum. http://www.thesilversociety.org/

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