Alice and Louis Koch Collection Tour - from historical egyptian, roman, medieval to contemporary rings: NYC JEWELRY WEEK 2020 - online event
i am pleased one of my hand sculptures is part of this fascinating alice and louis koch collection exhibition at the swiss national museum. telling the story of the finger ring from historical egyptian rings, roman rings, medieval rings to contemporary rings of the 20th and 21st century.
alice and louis koch were patrons of the arts and jewelers. by 1909 they had collected 1,722 rings from antiquity to 1900. four generations later 600 rings of the 20th and 21st century were added. "despite its rigidly defined form, the finger ring has been subject to an incredible wealth of interpretations…" louis koch (1862-1930)
how to view this event
this is a pre-recorded event, that is available virtually. a facinating guided tour by the curator beatriz chadour-sampson. you can view it exclusively through new york city jewelry week, nycjw, november 16 - 22.
sat, 21st nov 2020
this tour is accompanied by a live q&a on saturday november 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm with the curator beatriz chadour-sampson. viewers are encouraged to view the exciting virtual tour of the alice and louis koch collection exhibition, produced by the swiss national museum ahead of attending the q&a.
beatriz chadour-sampson studied art history, classical archaeology and italian philology at the university of east anglia, and at the university of münster, germany. her doctoral thesis was on the italian renaissance goldsmith antonio gentili da faenza.