Guided Tour Offers insight into exhibition on metals

21 June 2011

A free guided tour that will highlight shining examples of metal and how it has played a central role in our lives for centuries will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 22 June at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

The tour coincides with the gallery's MetalWorks! exhibition which brings together a diverse range of objects made in metal from its permanent collection along with a number of pieces from the prestigious Goldsmiths' Company Collection, on loan from London.

Examples in platinum, pewter, silver and steel illustrate the development of metalworking and the key makers from the 17th century to the present day.

Highlights include an intricately worked cigar jar by Malcolm Appleby and a pair of early spoons by the Aberdeen goldsmith Thomas Moncur.

Aberdeen Art Gallery curator Kate Gillespie said: "This lunchtime talk takes the format of an informal tour that will focus on highlights of the collections from Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Goldsmith's Company which will give a unique insight into how the exhibition was created."

The talk will last approximately 30 minutes.

MetalWorks! is on show until 03 March 2012.