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Sheffield Assay Office makes its mark at Hills Fest

22
Jul

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

   On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, Sheffield Assay Office welcomed over 400 people to the stand at Hillsfest, a festival of arts and music which took part in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield. Curator and Librarian Emma Paragreen said “It was wonderful to have such a prominent stand in the Creative Showcase Dome and to have the o...

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Free silver study day at Durham Castle

8
Jul

Friday, Jul 08, 2016

Are you interested in silver? Would you like the opportunity to find out more about silver collections in museums?  If so, then Thursday 14 July is a date for your diary. ‘Silver in Focus’ is a study day being held in the Senate Room at Durham Castle, from 11.00am until 4.30pm. This is a chance to come and learn all about silv...

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Come and meet Sheffield Assay Office at Hillsfest

1
Jul

Friday, Jul 01, 2016

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, Hillsfest, a festival of arts and music will be taking place in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield. The festival was originally intended to celebrate 25 years of Cupola Contemporary Art trading on Middlewood Road Hillsborough, but following public community consultation meetings the vision was extend...

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City of Hull Trading Standards win the Touchstone Award 2016

24
Jun

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

The British Hallmarking Council and the four Assay Offices of the UK were recently delighted to announce City of Hull Trading Standards as the winners of the Touchstone Award 2016. This was the fifth annual presentation of this prestigious award which recognises innovative initiative undertaken in relation to hallmarking legisl...

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Calling all treasure seekers!

24
Jun

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Fancy a treasure hunt? Don’t miss out on your chance to explore the hidden treasures of the Sheffield Assay Office Collection while raising funds to help St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice to care for people in their own homes. Come and join us on Thursday 21 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and support ‘The Master Cutler’s Challenge. T...

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Sheffield Women of Steel presented with Silver medallions

17
Jun

Friday, Jun 17, 2016

Sheffield Women of Steel presented with Silver medallions Sheffield Assay Office has created more than 400 commemorative medallions to honour the women who worked to keep the munitions factories and steelworks running and helped win two World Wars. The Women of Steel campaign was launched by the Sheffield Star in 2008 to recog...

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Sheffield Assay Office sponsors prizes for Jewellery and metalwork students at Sheffield Hallam University Degree Show 2016

10
Jun

Friday, Jun 10, 2016

   On Thursday 9th June Kurt Calow and Youzhi Bi (Gloria) were awarded prizes from the Sheffield Assay Office in recognition of their creative work on the jewellery and metalwork degree programme at Sheffield Hallam University. Roger Ecclestone a Guardian of the Sheffield Assay Office on behalf of the Assay Master congratul...

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UKAS visit June 2016

3
Jun

Friday, Jun 03, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office has recently had a very successful 6 day full re-assessment visit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. By maintaining our accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 international standard for over 30 years, our customers can be assured of excellent quality and technical competence.  UKAS commented that “t...

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