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Arts Society - Golden Anniversary Seminar


As part of the Art Society Golden Jubilee celebration a group of 60 joined us at Goldsmiths' Hall. 

The Arts Society was formerly The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and is a leading arts charity which aims to open up the world of the arts through a network of local Societies and national events. 

Their seminar day is outlined below.




Tea & Coffee


Welcome address.

Hallmarking and the Law

David Merry – Head of Training & Education.

 Liveryman, Fellow of the institute of Professional Goldsmiths, Member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.


50 Years at the Bench

David Cawte  - Liveryman, Silversmith & Antique Silver restorer.

Member of the Antique Plate Committee. Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths



Faking It – A Desire To Deceive

Susan Rumfitt  - Independent Jewellery Specialist, Advisor to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow



Round table discussions and tours

Discussions led by experts:-


Alastair Dickenson – Liveryman, Advisor to the BBC’s Antique Roadshow, Member of the Antique Plate Committee

David Cawte – Liveryman, Silver Restorer, Member Antique Plate Committee.

Susan Rumfitt – Advisor to the BBC’s Antique Roadshow, Jewellery specialist

Rupert Huddy – Independent Jewellery Valuer and Gemmologist

Charlotte Turner – Marketing Manager - Assay Office.

Adam Philips  Accounts Manager – Assay Office



Closing remarks – David Merry  Head of Training & Education

Alison Byne - Assistant to the Deputy Warden & Events Co-ordinator