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Close-Up and Self-Portrait

Talk, 10 May 19:00

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Booking necessary, 100 places, £10, concession £8
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place

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020 7306 0055

Senior Curator Charlotte Bolland is joined by artist-jeweller Silvia Weidenbach and jewellery historian Beatriz Chadour-Sampson to discuss Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver and the enduring appeal of portrait miniatures, their relation to the body as jewellery and their relevance to contemporary practitioners.

Silvia Weidenbach is an award-winning jeweller who fuses the traditional with the contemporary. Silvia was the first Gilbert Collection Artist in Resident at the V&A in London in 2017. She is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.

Beatriz Chadour-Sampson is a jewellery historian and author who has published extensively on subjects from antiquity to the present day. She was the consultant curator in the redesigning of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the V&A and was guest curator of the Pearl exhibition (2013–14).

Charlotte Bolland is Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written on Anglo-Italian connections in the 16th century, and co-authored The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered (2014), Les Tudors (2015) and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (National Portrait Gallery, 2017).

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