Going for Gold: Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes
Friday 26 November
Goodison Lecture Theatre, Wallace Collection
Saturday 27 November
Hochauser Auditorium, V&A Sackler Centre
9.30–17.30, opening reception 17.30–19.30
A year after the opening of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries at the V&A, the Museum in collaboration with the Wallace Collection is celebrating the art of the gold box in 18th and 19th century Europe. Leading international experts will speak on different centres of production including Paris, Geneva, Hanau, Berlin, Dresden, St Petersburg and London. Papers will illustrate design sources for boxes, diplomatic gifts, the challenge of recognizing fakes and the leading collections assembled by monarchs and bankers.
Download a full conference programme here (PDF).
£112 for two days / £94 concessions / £30 students
£56 for one day / £47 concessions / £15 students
(Includes a wine reception at the Wallace Collection on Friday 26 and lunch at the V&A on Saturday 27)
Book online or call +44 (0)20 7942 2211