A Letter from thePresident
Dear ASJH Member:We kicked off our 25th Anniversary celebrations with an exclusive cura-tor-led tour of
Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
at theCooper-Hewitt Museum. The event was sold out within a few days,large-ly due to the efforts of board mem-bers Sarah Coffin of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum,Nicolas Luchsingerof Van Cleef & Arpels and DianaSinger,ASJH Program Chair for NewYork. Our all-volunteer board devotesan incredible amount of resources and time to create our newsletters andprogramming and we have also spent a significant amount of time identify-ing and reaching out to new board members.As a result,we have put together an impressive election slate this year, which will infuse the board with new talent and perspective that will help usto build upon a solid foundation. Patricia Kiley Faber is running for the posi-tion of President,Sarah Coffin for Vice-President and Kim Vagner forSecretary. I know you will also be pleased to welcome Hilary Heard,Dr.Joseph Levine and Mark Schaffer to the board. Hilary Heard brings with herextensive marketing experience and Dr. Joseph Levine brings a collector’sperspective,enabling us to tap still wider audiences. Mark Schaffer brings atradition of expertise in antique and period jewelry and succeeds anotherdistinguished board member,his uncle and colleague,Peter Schaffer. Thisdynamic group shall steer the Society for the next few years and I hope you will join me and support their nomination with your votes.Warmly,Reema KeswaniASJH PresidentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 914-235-0983
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Cartier: The Power of Style18 ASJH Elections20 Calendar
: Paul Flato gold, ruby anddiamond puffy heart brooch,circa 1939. Sotheby’s, New YorkC
: Demon-shaped kris han-dle. East Java, Late Classic peri-od (1000–1400 C.E.). 2008.21.8.Yale University Art Gallery
Renaissance Jewels of Bavaria, May 12
A discussion of jewelry portraits cre-ated by the painter and manuscriptilluminator Hans Mielich for theDukes of Bavaria in RenaissanceGermany in the form of a Jewel Book,meticulously documenting the mostimportant pieces. This lecture by jew-elry historian Stefanie Walker willoffer insights into the technique,style, and design of Renaissance jew-elry, so frequently a source of inspira-tion for generations of designers.
The Hidden Techniques of theMacedonian Goldsmiths, Sept. 15
Techniques formulated in ancienttimes and lands have enduredthrough the ages, and many areused even to this day. Explore thesehidden techniques perfected by theMacedonians centuries ago withDr. Monica Jackson, a archeologistand historian specializing in ancientjewelry from the Mediterranean.