A Captivating Exhibition Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers
Step into the extraordinary world of exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance with the “Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire” exhibition. This awe-inspiring showcase, marking the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, will mesmerize visitors with a stunning collection of over 200 rare and beautiful items made of gold and silver wire sourced from Royalty, the Arts, Military, Ecclesiastical, and Civil sources as well as stunning modern creations. Many of these objects, never seen before in public, will be on display, inviting audiences of all ages to embark on a spectacular journey.
Unveiling Unparalleled Artistry
Prepare to be captivated by the unparalleled artistry showcased at this spectacular exhibition. Delight in the brilliance of gold and silver wiredrawing as you explore exceptional examples crafted over centuries. Each piece tells a story, intricately woven with the lives and times of the individuals who cherished them.
From Regal Splendour to Ecclesiastical Grandeur
Witness the grandeur of gold embroidered royal regalia, including remarkable artifacts such as Queen Mary’s coronation robe from 1911 and Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation glove. As a rare treat, glimpse a fragment of the only surviving dress worn by the legendary Queen Elizabeth I. The exhibition goes beyond regal treasures and unveils gold-braided military uniforms, magnificent ecclesiastical vestments, and civic ceremonial robes, many of which were worn during the coronation of King Charles III.
Celebrating the Arts
The exhibition transcends into the realm of arts, showcasing the court suit worn by the renowned Charles Dickens himself. Immerse yourself in the glamour of the theatre and ballet as you marvel at costumes worn by esteemed stars like Helen Mirren and David Tennant. Also the wedding garments worn by Clare Foy and Matt Smith as Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ To add an extra touch of intrigue, renowned milliner David Shilling has specially created a unique hat exclusively for this exhibition.
Journey Through Livery Companies and Contemporary Creations
Explore the treasures of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, alongside fascinating items from other prestigious livery companies. Witness the craftsmanship of the company’s own Freemen, who will display their outstanding modern creations in the realms of jewellery, silversmithing, and embroidery.
Curated Expertise and City Support
The “Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire” exhibition is curated by Dr. Karen Watts, Curator Emeritus at the Royal Armouries Museum. The City of London Corporation, with its esteemed media, marketing, and exhibition teams, wholeheartedly supports this remarkable event. Anticipating thousands of visitors, the exhibition ensures accessibility for all, with targeted guided tours available for schools, wheelchair users, and the visually impaired.
• Dates: 29th September to 31st December 2023
• Venue: Guildhall Art Gallery, Basinghall Street, City of London EC2V 5AE
• Opening Hours: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily
• Ticket Information: £10 (£7 concessions)
• Exhibition Catalogue: Available for £12
• Private Tours and Group Bookings: Available upon request. Please contact Dr Karen Watts: email@example.com
Follow the link below to embark on an extraordinary journey through time and immerse yourself in the splendour of the “Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire” exhibition. From regal opulence to theatrical grandeur, this captivating showcase brings together centuries of unrivalled craftsmanship and historical significance. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to witness the magic and stories behind these remarkable works of art. Mark your calendars and experience the beauty of gold and silver wire like never before.