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January 2016

Napoleon’s Power in Miniature: Cameos in Napoleonic France

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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ASJH members were invited to a lecture by ASJH 2015 Scholarship winner Ana Estrades as she spoke on the variety of cameos owned by Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. She explored the personal and public, political and economic, aesthetic and historical uses of cameos to understand the personal tastes of the Bonapartes, aligning Napoleon with the greatest Roman Emperors and advancing the couple's political ambitions.

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March 2016

History in Context: Identifying Georgian and Early Victorian Jewelry, 1760-1860

March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer Jacquelyn Babush, M.A., jewelry and costume historian, explained how to correctly identify Georgian and early Victorian jewelry through the context of fashion, construction, and comparative examination, and discussed the changes in the technology of jewelry manufacture throughout the Industrial Revolution.

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April 2016

Secrets of the Ancient Goldsmiths Demystified – and Demonstrated

April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewelry Arts, Inc., 22 E 49th St, Fourth Floor
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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Jeanette K Caines, Master Goldsmith and author of Soldering Demystified, offered an exploration of goldsmithing techniques to ASJH members who were able to participate in live demonstrations of chain weaving, metal forging and gold alloying in an authentic jewelry studio, New York.

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