Roisin Inglesby will be coming to speak at the New York Silver Society Lecture on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Her talk is entitled “Blending Handwork and Thought: Henry Wilson’s Designs for Silver.”


In her talk at the BGC, Inglesby will bring attention to Henry Wilson, an accomplished silversmith and jeweler of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. She will discuss the importance of Wilson’s role as a designer-craftsman and his teaching role at the Central School of Arts & Crafts and the Royal College of Art during the early decades of the 20th century. Wilson’s textbook Silverwork & Jewellery (London: John Hogg, 1903) outlines his philosophy of design and provides detailed instruction on the practicalities of working with silver.


Roisin Inglesby is Assistant Curator of Designs in the Word and Image Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She received her BA in Modern History from Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and her MA from the Bard Graduate Center. At the V&A, Inglesby is currently preparing an exhibition, “Architects As Artists,” which will open in November 2014.

The New York Silver Society Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from the New York Silver Society.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:45 pm. The presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

RSVP is required.

PLEASE NOTE that our Lecture Hall can only accommodate a limited number of people, so please come early if you would like to have a seat in the main room. Registrants who arrive late may be seated in an overflow viewing area.

To join the discussion remotely via Twitter, either with questions or comments, please use the Twitter hashtag #BardGradCenterTV. During the lecture, the faculty convener will review this feed and ask the speaker questions drawn from Twitter.