I will be happy to speak about jewellery for your event! Generally, a lecture is 1,5 hrs and is accompanied by a concise exhibition of the main items dicussed in the lecture, so you and your audience can not only enjoy hearing about jewellery but feel, smell and try it for yourself as well. Lectures can be requested for any group with a minimum of 10 persons, and can be presented either in Dutch or in English. Please contact me for further information and we will come to the perfect arrangement for your event.
Workshops and trainings
How to start a collection? How do I discern between old and new jewellery? I want to learn about jewellery from the Arab world, about symbolism, about its history....where to go? I regularly teach courses on traditional jewellery from the Arab world and provide trainings and workshop afternoons for individual collectors. These are all available in Dutch or English. If you would like to be kept informed about new events, please drop me a line here.
'A big thank you to you for your superb presentation last night. It was very well received by all those present. You have such an easy-to-follow presentation style - quite a number of people said to me after how much they had learned. I think that also explains why there was such a clamour for your books - people wanted to keep learning. Thank you again for such a fine evening, for your generosity and for all the time you spent speaking individually to our guests. You have won a lot of new fans!'
- Michael Backman of Michael Backman Ltd, London
'Thank you for a fascinating presentation, beautifully presented with lots of new information for us to digest. Your time-keeping was impeccable too.'
- Society of Jewellery Historians, London
Scheduled events in 2019
March 29: Private lecture, Stockholm, Sweden
Sept 28-29: The Tribal Jewelry and Textiles Fair, De Duif, Amsterdam
Sept 28: Presentation on Egyptian zār jewellery, De Duif, Amsterdam
Sept 29: Presentation on various ethnographic topics, De Duif, Amsterdam
Oct 5: Presentation for the archaeological Beauty & Fashion-weekend, Prehistorisch Dorp, Eindhoven
Oct 12: Presentation tour on archaeological jewellery in Heerde, Epe and Vaassen
Oct 12: Opening and book presentation archaeological jewellery, CODA, Apeldoorn
Oct 21: Private lecture, Arnhem, Gelderland
Oct 22: Lecture for the Society of Jewellery Historians, London
Nov 2: Presentation on jewellery from the Arab world for the BankGiroLoterij exclusive event
Dec 1: Presentation on scent and personal adornment at the Middle Eastern Culture Market 2019, Leiden University
I have lectured on traditional silver jewelry from North Africa and the Middle East for:
- National Geographic Society
- groups of immigrants and refugees
- the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Museum Het Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
- Livius Onderwijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Museum Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Teylers Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands
- Posterheide, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
- Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Egypt
- several private events