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Permanent Jewelry Exhibitions

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USA

  • Providence Jewelry Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

Heralded by the Museum as America's Jewelry Showplace, the Providence Jewelry Museum includes a broad collection of fine and fashion jewelry from the 18th century to the present. Some pieces come from around the world but many were produced in Providence and the local region. ..more info

  • Wertz Gallery: Gems and Jewelry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA This 2,000 ­square­ foot addition to Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems is dedicated to gems, the crystals they come from, and jewelry comprised of these precious stones. ..more info
Watch a video of the opening of the Wertz Gallery

Europe

  • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, Greece

This permanent exhibition displays "3000 pieces of jewelry and micro-sculpture from 45 collections designed by Lalaounis in the period 1940-1992. They include jewelry inspired by prehistoric art, Bronze Age Greece, Greek jewelry from the Classical and the Hellenistic periods, Byzantium, the art of Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Far East, as well as creations marking developments in technology and science, from breakthroughs in biology to space travel." ..more info

  • Museum of National Antiquities: The Goldroom, Sweden, Stockholm

See gold collars from the migration period, silver pendants from the Viking period, reliquaries decorated with gemstones from the Middle Ages and other amazing objects. Still today, goldsmiths are impressed by the skills of their predecessors. ..more info

  • The Treasury, the Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden.

Several of The Princes and Princesses' crowns are also on view as well as the silver baptismal font from 1696, which is still used at royal baptisms. Everywhere you look you will see fascinating and exclusive art, steeped in exciting history ..more info

  • Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, Volterra, Italy.

A wide collection of Etruscan artifacts among which are splendid examples of Etruscan jewelry ..more info and a video on the collection



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Online Jewelry Exhibitions

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2014 Jewelry Exhibitions

America

USA

Akron, OH
Kent State University Museum

Through October 5, 2014
Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye

Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art Atlanta

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

July 19, 2014 - May 14, 2017
Gold and Gods
September 9, 2014 - March 8, 2015
Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from Hollywood's Golden Age

Carlsbad, CA
GIA Museum

Ongoing
Zolton David Jewelry
Enchanting Red Egg
Rubellite Tourmaline Carvings
Trilliant Gems
Quetzál
Ivory Carving
Kabuki Brooch
Bahia
Perry Brent Davis Sculptures

Charleston, SC
Charleston Museum

Permanent
Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver

Charlotte, NC
Mint Museum Uptown

Through August 10, 2014
Allure of FLowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, & Fashion

Chicago, IL
The Field Museum

Through September 14, 2014
Opening the Vaults: Wonders from the 1893 World's Fair

The Driehaus Museum

Ongoing
Treasures from the Driehaus Museum: Louis Comfort Tiffany
February 14, 2015 - January 1, 2016
• Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry

Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Art Museum

June 14, 2014 - September 07, 2014
Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940

Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum

Through October 5, 2014
All that Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer
November 16, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ongoing
The Glassell Collections of African, Indonesian & Pre-Columbian Gold
Through January 4, 2015
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al Sabah Collection, Kuwait

Houston Museum of natural Science

Currently
Faberge: A Brilliant Vision
Gemstone Carvings

Kansan City, MO
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Through August 24, 2014
The Starr Miniature Collection: Masterworks in Miniature

Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Natural History

Permanent
Gem and Mineral Hall

The J. Paul Getty Museum

November 29, 2014 - August 17, 2015
Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

Memphis, TN
Metal Museum

May 31 - September 7, 2014
rotective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets

Montclair, NJ
Gallery Loupe

Ongoing
Exhibition List

Nashville, TN
Cheekwood

Newark, NJ
Newark Museum

Now On
City of Silver and Gold from Tiffany to Cartier
Tiaras to Toe Rings, Asian Ornaments
The Gllitter and the Gold: Jewelry from the Newark Museum

New York City
Museum of the City of New York

Ongoing
Gilded New York

Forbes Jewelry Gallery

Ongoing
Napoleon Who?!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Through July 6, 2014
Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings
May 13 - August 31, 2014
Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
Through June 15
Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles
Through November 27, 2016
Faberge from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation.

The Morgan Library & Museum

Ongoing
Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library

National Museum of the American Indian

November 13 - January 11, 2016
Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

Museum of Arts and Design

May 13, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Multiple Exposures: Jewelry & Photography

Corning Museum of Glass

May 17, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

Verdura Exhibition

October 14, 2014 - December 23, 2014
THE POWER OF STYLE: VERDURA AT 75

The Museum at FIT

Providence, RI
Providence Jewelry Museum
Ongoing
The Jeweler and the TITANIC

Racine, WI
RAM

July 13, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Collection Focus: The Life and TImes of Robert W. Ebendorf, Jeweler and Metalsmith

San Diego, CA
Mingei International Museum

San Francisco, CA
de Young: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Santa Ana, CA
Bowers Museum

October 19, 2014 - March 15, 2015
China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

Santa Fe, NM
Museum of International Folk Art

June 9 - March 23, 2014
Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan

Ventura, CA
Museum of Ventura County

May 3 - August 24, 2014
George Stuart Historical Figures: Diamonds

Washington, D.C.
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Permanent Collection
Chinese Jades

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

February 15 2014 to June 8, 2014
Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage
June 7, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems

Youngstown, OH
McDonough Museum of Art

CANADA

Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Montreal
Montreal Museum of FIne Arts

June 14 - October 5, 2014
Faberge: Jeweller to the Czars

Toronto, Ont.
Royal Ontario Museum

Until March 2015
Around 1014: Design in a New Age

Toronto, Ont.
Bata Shoe Museum

Through March 30, 2014
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Europe

Austria

Graz
Museum Palais

Ongoing
The Schullin Collection

ViceVersa Bijoux Contemporains

Belgium

Brussels
Museum of the Blind

Seneffe
Musee d l'Orfevrerie, Chateau de Seneffe

Ongoing
Pomp & Privacy
UK

Birmingham
Birmingham Museum

July 24, 2011 - December 31, 2014
Staffordshire Hoard

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Through June 2014
Chroma Jewellery Collective

Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Museum

Through March 2014
Wickham Market Hoard

Edinburg
The National Museum of Scotland

June 27 - October 9, 2014
Ming: The Golden Empire

The Hollyroodhouse

March 14 - July 20, 2014
The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

'Ruthin Craft Centre

April 12 - July 20, 2014
Kevin Coates: A Bestiary of Jewels

Dovecote Studios

January 8 - August 25, 2014
Dazzle@Dovecot
November - January 2015
• Kevin Coates: A Bestiary of Jewels

London
British Museum

Through June, 22 2014
Vikings: Life and Legend

Design Museum

September 4 - January 12, 2014
Designers in Residence 2013

Museum of London

October 18, 2013 - April 27, 2014
The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels
Through April 27, 2014
Made IN London: Jewellery Now

Society of Jewellery Historians, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE

Ongoing
Society of Jewellery Historians: Lectures on Tuesdays at 6:00pm.
Ongoing
Museums with Jewellery - UK (a comprehensive list)
Museums with Jewellery - Europe (a comprehensive list)

Victoria & Albert Museum

Ongoing
The Collection
Ongoing
The Collection

Dazzle Exhibitions

Woo Gallery

Saltaire
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery

Through January 26, 2014
Precious Presents
Denmark

Stege
Danish Jewellery Museum

France

Paris
Musee des Arts Decoratifs

September 19, 2013 - March 2, 2014
In the Line of Fire: Scenes of Contemporary Jewelry in France.

Grand Palais

December 18, 2013 - February 16, 2014
Cartier: Style and History

Galerie Elsa Vanier

Germany

Brandenberg an der Havel
Landesmuseum Brandenburg im Paulikloster

Ongoing
Permanent Exhibition.

Pforzheim
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim

March 21 - June 22, 2014
Hellhounds and Doves of Love - 5,000 Years of Animal Myths in Jewellery
July 19, - October 19, 2014
Jewellery by Winfried Kruger
November 30, 2014 - February 22, 2015
With Their Heads Held High: Headgear from all Over the World
Italy

Venice
Torre del'Orologio

Continuing
The Clock Tower

Palazzo Mocenigo

Ongoing
Between Fashion and Perfume.

Casa de Carlo Goldoni

Portugal

Lisbon
Jewels|Gal.Reverso

Netherlands

Amsterdam
Galerie Louise Smit

Arnhem
Museum of Modern Art

Leiden
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Norway

Bergen
Norway Museum of Decorative Art

Permanent
The Silver Treasure
Russia

Moscow
Kremlin Museums

April 12 - July 27, 2014
India. Jewels that Enchanted the World
Spain

Alicante
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

Ongoing
Collections
Sweden

Gothenburg
Rohsska Museum

June 3 - September 21
From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery

Stockholm
Platina

Switzerland

Lausanne
Bijoux Contemporains

Ongoing
Contemporary Jewelers

Prangines
Castle of Prangins

Ongoing
Life at a Chateau in the Eighteenth Century.

Zurich
Museum Bellerive

Through January 12, 2014
The Empire of Folds: Fashion and Textile Art from Japan
Turkey

Istanbul
Rezan Has Museum

May 22, 2014 - July 31, 2015
Rezan Has Museum Urartian Jewellery Collection

Australasia

Australia
New Zealand

Auckland
Auckland Museum

Through February 28, 2014
Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography
Japan

Tokyo
Albion Art Museum

Taiwan


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Lectures & Conferences

Atlanta
Jewelry Camp 2014

July 31- August 1, 2014
• Jewelry Camp is a 3 day conference of lectures and breakout sessions of education on Antique and Estate Jewelry.

New York
ASJRA Conference

9th Annual Conference
• September 20-21, 2014
• Sept. 20: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St. NY
• Optional - Sept. 21: Rubin Museum Tour, Metropolitain Museum of Art Asian Galleries Tour and Tea.
10th Annual Conference
• May 2-3, 2015, Chicago.

Bellevue, WA
Northwest Jewelry Conference

• August 15-17, 2014

Auctions

Sotheby's

Christie's

Bonhams

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