Beautifully illustrated catalogue in small format capturing the scope and content of the exhibition. The book comprises an introduction, followed by an overview of a hundred magnificent works of art from the Gilbert Collection: silver and gold treasures, micromosaics, golden snuffboxes and enamel miniatures. The final chapters reveal aspects of the fascinating ongoing research into this world-renowned collection. Museum conservators and scientists reflect on the craftsmanship and techniques and on the efforts to uncover the provenance of desirable and decorative objects such as these, some of which conceal a troubling history.
Author: Alice Minter, with contributions by Jacques Schuhmacher and Joanna Whalley.
You can purchase the catalogue in the museum for € 12 or order your copy from home (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Specifications: 220 x 155 mm (portrait), Paperback (with cover flaps), 112 p., ca. 110 illustrations, English.