Welcome and Introduction,
10.10am Dr Malcolm Dick
The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter: Past Present and Future, Dr Jean Debney
The Birmingham Assay Office: Past Present and Future, Sally Hoban
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and contemporary designers, Dr Connie Wan
Contemporary silver manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter, Speaker to be confirmed
Closing Discussion, led by Dr Malcolm Dick
FinishÂ ONLINE BOOKING: www.bhamonlineshop.co.uk/
Dr Jean Debney completed a degree in Glass, before teaching CDT in local schools and running projects encouraging young people to aspire to careers in engineering. She writes about the industrial history of the Black Country and Birmingham. Her book on the history of the Jewellery Quarter will be published this year.
Sally Hoban is Heritage and Training Officer at Birmingham Assay Office and also works as a design, antiques and art consultant. She has written Miller's Collecting Modern Design and is researching for a PhD at the University of Birmingham on women designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Midlands. See www.sallyhoban.com
Dr Connie Wan recently completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham on the Lines Family of artists. She works at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and co-ordinates the research seminars for the Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History: www.cwmh.bham.ac.ukwww.theassayoffice.co.uk www.cwmh.bham.ac.uk
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