Last few days to see stunning silver exhibition

28 February 2013

Aberdeen Art Gallery's major exhibition SILVER, The Aberdeen Story, draws to close this weekend [Sunday 03 March].

This magnificent exhibition brings together objects from both public and private collections from the UK and abroad, to tell the story of silver produced in Aberdeen, from the earliest known existing works to the present day.

With over 200 pieces on display - many from the city's own outstanding collections - the show provides a rare opportunity to appreciate the skill and artistry of Aberdeen's craftsman in silver and gold in what was once a flourishing and international trade.

Aberdeen's goldsmiths played a significant role in the economic, social and civic life of the city over the last four centuries and were in touch with the latest fashions in Britain and Europe. Examples of their craft featured in the exhibition include church silver, spoons, teapots, commemorative pieces, medals and jewellery. Some of the pieces have never been seen in public before.

The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue which is available to purchase from the Gallery Shop.