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Fakes & Forgeries Seminar


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak this event has been POSTPONED.

At the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office we prioritise the health and safety of our guests, customers and staff, as well as wider society. For this reason, we've had to take the difficult decision to postpone the Fakes & Forgeries Seminar on the 30th of March.

We are looking at new dates for the Seminar later in the year, which we will try to confirm shortly. But I would ask for you patience as we see how the Covid-19 situation continues to develop. We were so looking forward to welcoming you to Goldsmiths’ Hall at the end of the month, but believe that this move is in the best interest of all our guests and staff.

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The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office's Fakes and Forgeries Seminars are returning in 2020. Focusing on antique silverware and jewellery, this seminar features educational lectures from renowned experts in the trade. There will also be a handling session where you can gain first-hand contact with a variety of spurious and genuine items under the guidance of our experts.

Held at the historic Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, this event is aimed at dealers, auction houses, curators, collectors and all those with an interest in silverware and jewellery.

Speakers will include Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden of the Goldsmiths Company Assay Office and Mr Alastair Dickenson, Liveryman, Antique Silver Dealer and Advisor to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. 


The event will be free, but registration is necessary. You can sign up to attend here once a new date has been selected.