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Gem in Transit: Materials, Values and Knowledge in the Early Modern World

A two-day workshop on the art, science, trade and consumption of gems in the early modern world.

Dates: Monday 11 April 2016, from 10:30am and Tuesday 12 April 2016, until 5:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room A, Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (with a session at Blythe House, London, on Monday afternoon)

Organisers: Marta Ajmar (V&A), Sven Dupré (Utrecht University / University of Amsterdam), Michael Bycroft (University of Warwick)

Attending the workshop: space is limited, but if you are interested in attending this workshop, please email or

Programme and abstracts

Gems in the Early Modern World project

2015 Gems in Transit workshop

Sponsors of the 2016 workshop: Leverhulme Foundation, V&A Museum, Utrecht University / University of Amsterdam

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