The Goldsmiths' Company Library
The Library has a small collection of 16mm films, VHS tapes and DVDs on subjects relating to silversmithing, jewellery and allied crafts, and the Goldmsmiths' Company. They range from the latest DVDs commissioned for Goldsmiths' Company exhibitions to 20th century films which are now mainly of interest as historical sources.
The Goldsmiths' Company established its library in the 1950s as part of its mission to promote jewellery and silversmithing. Today the collections include over 8,000 books and 15,000 + images, magazines and journals, films, special research collections and subject files on a wide range of topics. We welcome all researchers, from students and academics to professional gold and silversmiths and the general public.
Phone: 020 7606 7010
Access: If you would like to visit the Library, please telephone on 020 7606 7010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. We are open between 10 am and 4.45 pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that not all films will be viewable for conservation reasons, so please discuss your requirements with staff before your visit.
The Library considers moving image material relating to hallmarking, silversmithing, jewellery and allied crafts.
The Goldsmiths' Company has been making films since the 1950s, and one of the most exciting aspects of working with our moving image collections has been linking them with original documents. There is a real treasure-trove of scripts, treatments and other archive material which shows how films like Basil Wright's A Place For Gold were commissioned and produced.
Eleni Bide, Assistant Librarian