Collection research

Does the collection of your museum hold pieces of traditional jewellery, but it is not exactly clear what it is or where it is from? This is the question I get asked the most! Especially in collections that are not focused solely on jewellery, jewellery and other items of adornment are not always easy to identify.


I will be happy to look into your piece(s) and provide you with as many details as possible. In doing so, I can also provide you with  possibilities for future research, identify angles for narratives your collection can be used to convey, or suggest topics for larger or smaller (digital) exhibitions.

Contact me to discuss how I can be of help to you!

I have provided identifications and attributions for:

Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium

National Museum of Antiquities, The Netherlands

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

Textile Research Center, The Netherlands

Yemen rings
Yemen rings