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  1. New exhibition

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    We are pleased to announce that there is currently an exhibition of some of our drawings and the silver that was inspired by them at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury. As always it is an honour to be chosen to have our drawings displayed and we are hopeful that the exhibition is well-received and proves popular.

    Further details can be found here:

    The exhibition runs until 8th December 2018

  2. The first part of the project ends

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    After 4 years the first phase of the project has now finished. We have finished cleaning where necessary all of the drawings which needed to be. The whole collection of some 3000 drawings have now been safely transported to Gloucester Archives where they will be kept securely and in carefully controlled conditions so as not to cause any degradation in their quality. They are now available to access digitally in the database that we have built up. An oral archive which consists of over 3 hours of people’s thoughts and reminiscences is now available to view. Our learning resources are now available to view in this website.
    Our heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteers who have helped to progress the project and most of all to the Heritage Lottery Fund, without whose generous grant none of this would have been possible.
    Now on to the next stage!

  3. Exhibition now on

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    Our exhibition is now up and running at Compton Verney. It seems to have been very well received and we urge anyone who is interested to go and see it before it finishes on September 13th. For more information please visit their website:

  4. Upcoming: Exhibition at Compton Verney

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    We are currently working with the lovely people at Compton Verney who are helping us to put on an exhibition of some of our most spectacular drawings. Alongside the artwork will be many of the pieces that were made at the workshop from the original designs. The exhibition will be running from June 27th until 13th September 2015.

    The Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition

    This exhibition explores the evolution of a living tradition in design and silversmithing which has its origins in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Following the line of the family of Harts who have worked in the Silk Mill in Chipping Campden for over a century, this exhibition brings together both domestic and civic commissions alongside the spectacular drawings which have inspired them. It also tells the story of a tradition and way of life which began with C. R. Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft in the East End of London, moving to Chipping Campden in 1902 and then run by George Hart and subsequent members of the Hart family from 1912 to the present day.

    With support from: The Hart Silversmiths Trust

    For further information please contact Compton Verney: