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HIDDEN TREASURES

The Birmingham Assay Office took part in an exclusive event for readers of The Independent newspaper in June. ‘Hidden Treasures’ was a national campaign that aimed to open up heritage collections that are not well known to the public to readers of the newspaper. The group received a talk about the history of the Assay Office followed by a tour of the silver collection and library and were amazed at the number of rare and beautiful pieces in the collection.

By admin | Aug 9th, 2012
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EXPLORING THE PRIVATE COLLECTION

By admin | Aug 9th, 2012
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BIRMINGHAM’S JEWELLERY QUARTER – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Silversmith Steven Millington discussed how his company, L.J.Millington, has had to adapt to the needs of an ever changing business environment to ensure its survival, whilst Jack Kirby from Birmingham’s Thinktank Museum gave a fascinating presentation about how the Jewellery Quarter will be represented in the new ‘We Made It’ exhibition which is currently under development and is sponsored by the Assay Office. Sally Hoban commented: ‘Here at the Birmingham Assay Office, …

By admin | Aug 9th, 2012
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SOPHIE JOINS SAFEGUARD

Sophie Robinson, General Assistant in the Sales and Marketing Department for the past 3 years earned a well deserved promotion in April and moved to the Safeguard valuation service as an administrator. Sophie has settled into her new role extremely well and is proving to be an excellent addition to the SafeGuard team.

By admin | Aug 8th, 2012
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