Silver Speaks: For the Nation

8 March 2016 – 31 January 2017

Location: Silver Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 – 17.45, Friday 10.00 – 22.00
Underground: South Kensington – Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Silver Trust, the Trustees have commissioned Junko Mori to produce this new piece for the collection.

Junko’s work is always inspired by nature and with this new commission, one part of which is shown here, she has taken her inspiration from a series of botanical books, dating from the 16th to 19th century in the collection of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

The Silver Trust, a registered UK charity, was founded in 1986 with the goal of supporting and showcasing the talented silversmiths working throughout the United Kingdom.

Its work has been showcased through a loan of the collection, mostly to 10 Downing Street, where the pieces were conceived to be used for government entertaining. During the 30-­year history of the Trust, the collection has been seen around the world through a series of exhibitions. The Trust is honoured to work with many of the greatest silversmiths in building the collection and often partners with Contemporary British Silversmiths.

A catalogue for the Silver Speaks: ‘Idea to Object and ‘For the Nation’ exhibitions is available at the V&A shops or online at £3.50. A catalogue for Silver Speaks: ‘Form’ is available free of charge at the Goldsmiths’ Centre or online (postage rates apply).

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