experiments in form: the brooch unpinned with dr dora thornton: Online Talk

25 March 2021

join dr dora thornton, curator of the goldsmiths’ company collection, as she introduces 'the brooch unpinned' exhibition.


'the brooch unpinned: the goldsmiths’ company collection 1961–2021' celebrates the art of the brooch and the dynamic relationships it creates – between maker and wearer and between wearer and viewer. It explores a selection of british brooches from the goldsmiths’ company’s unique jewellery collection, tracing the evolution of contemporary design in this most wearable and revealing of accessories.


brooches are versatile, can be worn to convey a message, or to spark a conversation. brooches were at the heart of post-war jewellery design. wendy ramshaw referred to the brooch as ‘a portable artform’, and, as exemplified by our latest acquisitions for the collection, they continue to fascinate and challenge contemporary makers.




date: 25 mar 2021 · 3:00pm - 4:00pm (gmt)
price: pay what you can (free, £3, £5 or £10)
venue:online via zoom
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