(ELLICOTT CITY, Md.) – The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) has announced the theme of its 18th annual Conference to be held on the afternoons of May 6-7.
ASJRA offers flexibility for those who register for the conference, it can be viewed for three weeks after the conference takes place.
Day 1 speakers include:.
- Beth Wees, curator emerita of The American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Sheila Smithie, FGA, who will speak on “Marcus & Co.: Three Generations of New York Jewelers.”
- Reema Keswani, founder of Golconda Jewelry and former president of the American Society of Jewelry Historians, will present “The Jewelry Designs of Shinde.” The well-known jewelry designer worked for Harry Winston.
- Elizabeth Bray will speak on “The Jewelry of Paul Flato”. Bray is the author of “Jeweler to the Stars: The Jewelry of Paul Flato”.
- Barbara Schwartz will lecture on “Coro and Louis Rousselt: Two Costume Jewelry Makers You Need to Know More About.”
A virtual cocktail party will be held at 6 p.m. ET on May 6 to give attendees a chance to network.
Day 2 speakers include:
- Beth Hamilton will be presenting “Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler”. Hamilton was a contributing author of the book with the same title.
- Ariana Bishop will give a presentation titled “Verdura. America’s Crown Jeweler”.
- Laura Mathews, great-granddaughter of 20th-century jeweler and sculptor Gustav Manz, will speak on his work in a lecture titled “Lost & Found: The Jewelry of Gustav Manz”.
- Anna Rasche will lecture on Dreicer & Company: Forgotten Jewelers of the Gilded Age”.
- Elyse Zorn Karlin, ASJRA co-director, will give a talk on “The Art Jewelry of Louis Comfort Tiffany”. Karlin is codirector of the event alongside Yvonne J. Markowitz.
The fee to attend is $155. ASJRA members will receive a 10 percent discount. Early-bird discounts are available for members and nonmembers alike who register before March 30.
The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) is an association that provides an in-depth analysis of jewelry from all time periods. The association is committed to the dissemination of knowledge to anyone who is interested in the history of jewelry. For more information or to register, visit jewelryconference.com.