The Birmingham Assay Office was recently featured in the BBC 4programme âThe Golden Age of Silverâ as part of the channelâs âMetalworkâs!â series. Sally Hoban, Heritage& Training Officer was filmed explaining Hallmarking to TV historian Dan Cruickshank. You can watch the programme on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJuIypxKVN8
The Birmingham Assay Office took part in an exclusive event for readers of The Independent newspaper in June. âHidden Treasuresâ was a national campaign that aimed to open up heritage collections that are not well known to the public to readers of the newspaper. The group received a talk about the history of the Assay Office followed by a tour of the silver collection and library and were amazed at the number of rare and beautiful pieces in the collection.
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