Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewellery In John Murray’s A Handbook of Rome and its Environs, published in 1869, the entry for Castellani states that ‘It is impossible to surpass in taste and beauty some of his works, unrivalled amongst the
Archives, Rome), John A. Davis (University of Connecticut), Maurizio Donati (master goldsmith, Rome), Antonella Magagnini (Capitoline Museums, Rome), Jack Ogden (Hildesheim), Stefano Aluffi Pentini (Rome), Judy Rudoe (British Museum, London), Diana Scarisbrick (London), Anna Maria Moretti Sgubini (Rome), Elizabeth Simpson (The Bard Graduate Center), and Lucia Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli (Rome). An object checklist, complete bibliography, and appendix of archival material in Rome by Daniela Sinisi (State Archives, Rome) complete this scholarly publication.
ISBN 0-300-10461-8 (hardback), price £60.
Susan Weber Soros and Stefanie Walker, The Bard Graduate Center
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The Gilbert Collection
Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001) made his munificent gift of gold, silver, mosaics and gold boxes to the nation in 1996. Estimated to be worth over £100 million, it is one of the most important collections of works of art ever given to Britain. The Gilbert Collection comprises some 800 objects and, in each of the three fields it encompasses, is considered to be among the most distinguished in the world.
Entrances on Victoria Embankment and Strand. British Rail mainline trains to Charing Cross, Waterloo or Blackfriars; underground stations Temple (District and Circle lines) (closed Sunday), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines); buses 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176 to Strand.
Lifts at both entrances, wheelchair access to all galleries, café and shop.
The shop offers visitors the opportunity to purchase fine and unusual gifts inspired by the magnificence of the Gilbert Collection as well as the work of a number of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths. Merchandise includes specialist books, fine art prints, stationery, glass, ceramics and jewellery.