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Bumper Month of Tours

April has seen a high number of tour parties visit us at Goldsmiths' Hall - this month including groups from London Nadfas, The Hong Kong Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry, New Club of Ascot, Cambridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Cripplegate Ward Club, and of course our new registrants.

Date Published: 30 April 2016

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Mike Herbert, aged 91 - Private Tour

On 1st April, ninety one year old Mike Herbert visited Goldsmiths' Hall for a special tour, and remembered how things were when he first registered with the Assay Office sixty one years ago. 

Date Published: 30 April 2016

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GCAO on the BBC

We are really proud to have featured twice in BBC TV shows again this month, 'Heir Hunters' and 'Antiques Uncovered'. Our Head of Training, Education & Trading Standards Liaison Dave Merry was interviewed, and you also catch sight of expert handmarkers Terry Dack, Sam Love and Robert Grant at the bench.

Date Published: 30 April 2016

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Empire State of Mind for Dr Organ

Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has flown to New York for the sixth annual gold conference run by Initiatives in Art and Culture.  It is called 'Gold – Metaphors, Milestones and Metamorphosis', and his presentation is titled: 'The London Assay Office: How Hallmarking Remains Vital to the Assurance of Quality in the Jewellery and Metal Trades'.

Date Published: 30 April 2016

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