Image Credit: Duncan Campbell

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB

01225 388569
[email protected]

Wednesday 09 November 2016
3pm - 4pm
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm
Admission Fee: 7/11 to include exhibition entry redeemable before 22 January
Booking recommended

There are many shades to this seemingly monochrome metal, each one with information to offer the careful observer. Silver is both a white and a black metal with the full spectrum of colour in between. This illustrated talk will describe the many ways to appreciate these subtle variations, so important to both the collector and to any student of applied art.

For over 20 years, Duncan Campbell has built up a specialist silver business, and since 2009 has appeared as a silver expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. He has produced catalogues and research for a wide range of private clients, institutions and museums.

Handling Sessions 4.15pm – 5pm

The tea-time talk will be followed by a rare opportunity to discover more about silver through handling objects. Duncan Campbell will be joined by Vanessa Brett, co-curator of Silver: Light and Shade to discuss how to identify silver and understand more about this extraordinary metal. This event is free for ticket holders, but places are limited to 15 so advance booking is essential. Reserve your place for the handling session when you book your ticket, please call: 01225 388569. 

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