100 years of art jewellery.

In 2017, the Art Gallery received a generous donation of 161 outstanding examples of jewellery from private collectors, Truus and Joost Daalder. The collection traverses 100 years of art jewellery and includes work by art nouveau master René Lalique through to Vietnamese-German contemporary artist Sam Tho Duong.

Presented as a precious jewel box, the exhibition and its supporting publication invite an intimate encounter with works of art designed to be worn on the body and celebrate bold experimentation and rampant creativity.


Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts