Cheapside Hoard to be explored at pop-up event

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Visitors can discover the history and significance of the collection.

By Sarah Louise Jordan

The Cheapside Hoard – the world’s largest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery discovered in a London cellar in 1912 – will be displayed and discussed at a pop-up event on March 8.

The collection of fine jewels will be centre stage at an afternoon event organised by Birkbeck, University of London and the Museum of London.

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Historians will be on hand to explain the Hoard, which includes 500 precious gems mounted in gold and silver, at the Museum of London’s ticketed occasion.

Talks will take place from 1pm until 4pm, including lead curator, Hazel Forsyth, who will explore the skilled techniques of jewllers living 400 years ago.

Mike Berlin, lecturer in London history at Birkbeck, who is helping to organise the event, said: “We’ll get an opportunity to learn about how the hoard was discovered, how the jewellery was made and what this part of London was like in 1600. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of new special events held in partnership with the Museum of London.”

Tickets cost £30 and include entry to the Cheapside Hoard exhibition

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