About the Society
Members of The Silver Society are collectors, authors, museum staff, researchers, dealers, auctioneers, working silversmiths and other interested individuals. Membership is international with more than a third living outside the United Kingdom. We publish Silver Studies annually, to which it is possible to subscribe without being a member of the Society.
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For members: The Society holds about five meetings in London each year, at which lectures are given on new research, but they can also be devoted to discussions and to inspection of objects. All members receive a copy of our Journal. Visits are organized several times a year, both in the UK and abroad, to see public and private collections. A newsletter is circulated to members three or four times a year, and information about the Society's activities is available in the member area of the website.
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For subscribers: Silver Studies, the Journal of the Society, is sent to all subscribers annually. Subscribers can also see new research on our website that is not available for public access. Download an application form.
Courses: The Society runs courses for those who wish to learn about silver.
Grants: The Society awards grants to assist in the publication of research, towards museum displays and subsidize course fees and study visits that relate to silver or gold.
About silver sets out the broad parameters of what is entailed in studying and collecting silver. The fascination of silver lies in the inherent beauty of the material. It has played a central part in the economy of both households and nations for thousands of years, and generations have taken pleasure in its daily use. As a field for research or collecting it is extremely varied. The Journal index is useful to those researching the subject. We encourage anyone who is doing new research to publish either in our Journal, Silver Studies, or on our website. Please contact the editor.
The Society cannot advise on the identification or value of any object.
The Society is registered as a charity, number 1143159
and as a company limited by guarantee, number 7582798.