31st May-1st June 2014

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

‘Metals used in Personal Adornment’

For many centuries metal, especially precious metals, has been the dominant material used in the construction of jewellery and other items of personal adornment. The basic form of personal adornment varies with time, location and culture, which influence not only the style of the pieces but also affects their methods of manufacture and decoration.

A good range of papers from all periods and many parts of the world have already been offered. Two specifically Roman titles are ‘Metal composition of Roman enamelled brooches in Gallia Belgica and Germania Inferior’ and ‘How Roman brooches were decorated’, but there will be many other papers with relevance to Roman finds. Full details will be available shortly from http://hist-met.org/meetings/personal-adornment.html