The Power of Silver

06 Nov 2018 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
£10 (includes a welcome drink)
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Join Lindsay Shen, Director of Art Collections at Chapman University, California, who will explore the power of silver to transform our landscapes and economies, and shape our ideas and beliefs.

From vanquishing werewolves and deflecting malevolent spirits, to signalling our social status or our religious devotion, silver is powerfully symbolic. It has been instilled with meaning ever since humans learnt to extract it from the ground. Because of its capacity for multiple meanings, earth's most shiny metal may also be its most useful. 

Exchange innovative ideas and network with your peers with a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink from 6pm. The talk starts at 6.30pm. 

Who is the speaker?

Lindsay Shen, Ph.D. is Director of Art Collections at Chapman University, in southern California. She is the author of Silver, Nature and Culture, published in 2017 by Reaktion Books, and has worked in universities and cultural organizations in the United Kingdom, China, and North America. 

Lindsay Shen speaking on the Power of Silver - courtesy National Museums Scotland
Hittite vessel, 13th-14th century BCE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989.