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Come and see what we do!

13
Mar

Friday, Mar 13, 2015

Have you ever wondered what happens on a typical day at Sheffield Assay Office? Well, wonder no more – come and join us for a look behind the scenes on Friday 27 March from 10:00am to 12.30pm as we open our doors for the latest Talk and Tour event. Join us for a coffee and listen to our Curator and Librarian Emma Paragreen giv...

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Packing away the silver

6
Mar

Friday, Mar 06, 2015

  Last week, Emma Paragreen, Curator of the Sheffield Assay Office Collection was joined by designer makers Chris Knight and Keith Tyssen to pack away the famous Millennium Punch Bowl.   This star exhibit has been on display in the Millennium Galleries Metalwork Gallery at Museums Sheffield since 2000. The Millennium Punch Bow...

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Analytical Services maintains accreditation after annual UKAS visit

20
Feb

Friday, Feb 20, 2015

  Our Analytical Services department recently received its annual visit from UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.  After four days of surveillance and evaluation the UKAS audit recommended that Analytical Services maintain its accreditation for compliance with ISO 17025 for the current testing schedule. During the...

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PRESS RELEASE Little Gems 23 March – 13 May 2015

13
Feb

Friday, Feb 13, 2015

Little Gems showcases striking work by early career designer makers from Yorkshire Art Space outside of Sheffield for the first time This March Galvanize Sheffield: Festival of Contemporary Metal will be showcasing Little Gems, a decade of commissioned work by 22 talented early career designer makers from Yorkshire Art Space in...

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Newly accredited oxygen and nitrogen equipment makes our gases testing service faster

6
Feb

Friday, Feb 06, 2015

      Our Analytical Services department has doubled its capacity for testing gases and can now offer a quicker turnaround service thanks to our new set of oxygen and nitrogen equipment. This second set of equipment for oxygen and nitrogen determination has recently been accredited to ISO 17025 by UKAS, the United Kingdom ...

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield’s visit

30
Jan

Friday, Jan 30, 2015

      On Thursday 29 January we were delighted to receive a visit from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon. The Lord Mayor enjoyed a tour of the Sheffield Assay Office and met with Assay Master Ashley Carson and Head of Analytical Services Dr Belen Morales to find out more about the history of hallmarking ...

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Are you sitting on a goldmine?

2
Jan

Friday, Jan 02, 2015

Have you ever wondered how much your items of jewellery are really worth? Do you ever have a sneaking suspicion that there could be some real treasure in your collection? If so, now is the time to find out for sure. In association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers, Sheffield Assay Office offers professional valuations for...

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Meet the team – Rotna Akhtar

30
Dec

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

      Jewellery fan Rotna makes her mark with our Milan team  We would like to welcome the newest member of our Milan team - Rotna Akhtar. Rotna studied in north Italy at an art and goldsmiths’ school and started working with Sheffield Assay Office in Malpensa in November 2014. Rotna works as a laser technician and select...

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