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Gems in Transit Programme, Tuesday May 19th

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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11:30-12:10pm Tim Stanley, Victoria and Albert Museum
Viewing of Ottoman and Middle Eastern objects containing gems
1:10-1:50pm Hazel Forsyth, Museum of London
1:50-2:30pm Helen Clifford, Swaledale Museum
2:30-3:10pm Michael Bycroft, University of Warwick
3:20-3:50pm Susan Stronge, Victoria and Albert Museum
Gallery talk based on the Indian collection in the Nehru Gallery
Afternoon tea
4:10-5:10pm Luca Molà, European University Institute, Florence
Concluding discussion, led by Luca Molà
Images, from top: ruby set in gold with brilliant-cut diamonds, Europe c. 1830 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London; raw ruby; drawing of cut diamond, David Jeffries, A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls (1771).
 Diamond diagram, Jeffries