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CURATED HIGHLIGHTS & ENCOUNTERING BEAUTY THROUGH
THE MATERIAL WORLD

Learn more about the variety of artworks available online through our Curated Highlight videos, where guest experts share their favourite works across different categories.

Then join us for podcasts, videos, panel discussions and more as our speakers focus on different materials and unravel their varied interpretations across time, cultures and disciplines.

Through the Eyes of the Maker: Van Cleef & Arpels

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Material Visions: Precious Stones | Helen Molesworth, Quartz

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Material Visions: Precious Stones | Helen Molesworth, Emeralds

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Encountering Beauty: Precious Stones

In this episode we’ll be hearing about precious stones – about how artists and patrons have lusted for their lustre across civilisations, and of how their brilliance has thrilled beholders over centuries. We’ll learn how the meanings of different stones have shifted over time and as they’ve crossed borders, and about how changing techniques of cutting or working with them have added new facets to their appeal.   Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo magazine, is delighted to be joined by Sandra Crona
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Pierres de Caractère: an exploration of Earth's Treasures

“Every stone has a soul of its own,” Claude Arpels used to say.   For over a century, exceptional stones – or ‘Pierres de Caractère’ - have been at the centrepiece of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creativity. From diamonds to coloured gems, the Maison seeks excellence but also character, that spiritual quality which awakens the senses and instils a unique emotion.  Dive into the earth and meet its treasures, discovering the origin and evolution of the ‘big four’ precious stones – emerald, ruby, diamond a
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Material Visions: Precious Stones | Helen Molesworth, Sapphire

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Object of the Month: The Cheapside Hoard

Selected by Hazel Forsyth Senior Curator Medieval & Early Modern Collections; Curator of the Cheapside Hoard. For almost 300 years a buried treasure lay undisturbed below the cellar of a 17th century building in Cheapside, one of London’s busiest streets.  No one knew it was there until workmen excavated the cellar in 1912, and saw something glinting below. They had uncovered what is now known and celebrated as The Cheapside Hoard the greatest cache of Elizabethan and early Stuart jewellery in
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Object of the Month: A New Generation

Wallace Chan (陈世英born 1956), A New Generation, 2018 © Trustees of the British Museum. Selected by Jessica Harrison-Hall Head of Chinese Section and Curator of the Sir Percival David Collection, British Museum. The British Museum is renowned for its extraordinary historic collections which document mankind’s history from the earliest times to the present day. From the time of its founder, Sir Hans Sloane, in 1753, to the present, its curators have always collected contemporary material alongside
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Cross-Collecting, from West to East | 跨界收藏,无问西东

Chairman of the Fair, Philip Hewat-Jaboor in conversation with the collector Feng Tang at the Sir John Soane Museum.
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Curated Highlights: Alia Al Senussi, Cultural Strategist

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Curated Highlights: Master Paintings

With Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe, Art Historian
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Curated Highlights: Ceramic & Glassware

With Susie J. Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass
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