Treasures from the Vaults: the Goldsmiths' Company's Library and Archive

20 Jan 2021 · 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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The Goldsmiths’ Company’s library and archive documents 700 years of goldsmithing history in Britain.

Join Librarian Eleni Bide as she introduces some of the Company’s most beautiful, and unexpected archival treasures, from illuminated manuscripts, to shrapnel, and keys to long-lost doors.

Who is the speaker?

Eleni Bide manages the Goldsmiths’ Company’s library and archive, and has worked with these unique collections for twelve years. She has a background in Design History and writes and speaks about jewellery, silver, and the history of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

Image credit: Designs for bar brooches by Edward Spencer for the Artificers’ Guild, c.1910