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EVENTS AT ANCHORCERT ACADEMY

We have a vibrant and eclectic programme at AnchorCert Academy, attracting a wide range of events. Some utilise our contemporary spaces, others celebrate our heritage in our more traditional rooms.

All upcoming events are shown here, including our popular Silver Talks, Heritage Events and Training Courses. We will also post any events attended or held by our sister divisions: Birmingham Assay Office, AnchorCert Analytical, AnchorCert Gem Lab and SafeGuard Valuations.

For information about holding an event, exhibition, presentation, recital, party, conference or meeting at the Academy, just call 0121 794 1320 or email for more details. 

 

Upcoming Events

Room Hire Showcase - Inside the Jewellery Quarter's Hidden Gem
Sep
18
Browse our range of meeting/networking spaces on Wednesday 18th September with Croissants and Coffee on arrival from 8:30am. We will be showcasing our fantastic meeting room offers, DDR rates and catering packages. Our Silver Room will be dressed ready to showcase a business lunch with the Silver Collection and a selection of important artefacts to include ledgers, books, coins, medals and other items. We will be offering a fantastic 20% off meeting room hire when booked before 31st December 2019. RSVP: gabriella.clarke@theassayoffice.co.uk
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Birmingham Assay Office to host De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds Synthetic Diamond Detection Course
Oct
9
Birmingham Assay Office, to host De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds Synthetic Diamond Detection Course. De Beers Group’s latest course ‘Synthetic Diamond Detection’, is to be held at the Birmingham Assay Office on Wednesday 9th October 2019. EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE Special reduced price of $600 instead of the normal price of $800 with the code BAO_SDD. Take a deep-dive into a very critical subject. Led by specialists, this 1-day course uses the best research, insight and technology available at De Beers Group, in a mix of theory and practice. COURSE DETAILS One day lab-based course held at Birmingham Assay Office. Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019 Time: 08:45 - 17:00 Price: $600 per person with code BAO_SDD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have existing knowledge including an understanding of natural diamond growth and morphology as well as the ability to use standard gemological kit including microscopes.
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The Assay Office Private Silver Collection
Oct
11
James Watt was one of the first Wardens of the Birmingham Assay Office, established in 1773. To celebrate Watt 2019 The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections. Curator Craig O Donnell will deliver a brief talk before inviting visitors to view the impressive array of silver coins and medals from the Soho Mint. Private Assay Office ledgers and books not normally accessible will also be on display. For more information please visit jameswatt2019.org Programme: 11am: Arrival – tea, coffee & biscuits in the impressive Assay Office Foyer 11.15am: Introduction to the Silver Collection from Craig O Donnell 11.35am: Time to browse the Silver Collection and selected archive material at your leisure 12.00noon: Visit ends
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The Private Collections of The Birmingham Assay Office at Christmas
Nov
29
The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections this Christmas. Dip into the history of this 245-year-old organisation; admire significant silver pieces dating from the 1770’s to the 21st Century and marvel at the entrepreneurial spirit of Matthew Boulton whose tenacity and lobbying led to the founding of the Assay Office in 1773. Some key ledgers and artefacts will be on display alongside important books illustrating the relationship of the Assay Office with other significant institutions such as the School of Jewellery Birmingham Assay Office has been at the heart of the Jewellery industry and the local business community for 245 years. The business is proud of its heritage but recognises that it will not guarantee its future. It continues to innovate and evolve to keep pace with a changing market and remain commercially viable. Diversification since 2000 rendered the Victorian Assay Office building on Newhall Street no longer fit for purpose and in 2015 the organisation moved to a brand-new purpose-built Office on Icknield Street. The impressive building demonstrates continued confidence in and commitment to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The foyer boasts the fabulous Guardian Timepiece – created by a unique collaboration between Birmingham's most gifted metalworkers and academics. This stunning 21st century piece embraces art and science and celebrates the enduring innovation, creativity and skill for which the Jewellery Quarter is so famous. The Assay Office building and Private Collections are not open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to glimpse a snapshot of the historic institution. Morning Programme: 10.45 am: Enjoy Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies in the spacious foyer whilst browsing displays of Assay Office related artefacts 11.15am: A talk to highlight key moments in the history of the Office and the impact of outside factors on the business 11.45am: Time to peruse the Silver Collection and a selection of important artefacts to include ledgers, books, coins, medals and other items 12.15pm: Visit finishes
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The Private Collections of The Birmingham Assay Office at Christmas
Dec
6
The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections this Christmas. Dip into the history of this 245-year-old organisation; admire significant silver pieces dating from the 1770’s to the 21st Century and marvel at the entrepreneurial spirit of Matthew Boulton whose tenacity and lobbying led to the founding of the Assay Office in 1773. Some key ledgers and artefacts will be on display alongside important books illustrating the relationship of the Assay Office with other significant institutions such as the School of Jewellery Birmingham Assay Office has been at the heart of the Jewellery industry and the local business community for 245 years. The business is proud of its heritage but recognises that it will not guarantee its future. It continues to innovate and evolve to keep pace with a changing market and remain commercially viable. Diversification since 2000 rendered the Victorian Assay Office building on Newhall Street no longer fit for purpose and in 2015 the organisation moved to a brand-new purpose-built Office on Icknield Street. The impressive building demonstrates continued confidence in and commitment to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The foyer boasts the fabulous Guardian Timepiece – created by a unique collaboration between Birmingham's most gifted metalworkers and academics. This stunning 21st century piece embraces art and science and celebrates the enduring innovation, creativity and skill for which the Jewellery Quarter is so famous. The Assay Office building and Private Collections are not open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to glimpse a snapshot of the historic institution. Morning Programme: 10.45 am: Enjoy Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies in the spacious foyer whilst browsing displays of Assay Office related artefacts 11.15am: A talk to highlight key moments in the history of the Office and the impact of outside factors on the business 11.45am: Time to peruse the Silver Collection and a selection of important artefacts to include ledgers, books, coins, medals and other items 12.15pm: Visit finishes
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The Private Collections of The Birmingham Assay Office at Christmas
Dec
6
The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections this Christmas. Dip into the history of this 245-year-old organisation; admire significant silver pieces dating from the 1770’s to the 21st Century and marvel at the entrepreneurial spirit of Matthew Boulton whose tenacity and lobbying led to the founding of the Assay Office in 1773. Some key ledgers and artefacts will be on display alongside important books illustrating the relationship of the Assay Office with other significant institutions such as the School of Jewellery Birmingham Assay Office has been at the heart of the Jewellery industry and the local business community for 245 years. The business is proud of its heritage but recognises that it will not guarantee its future. It continues to innovate and evolve to keep pace with a changing market and remain commercially viable. Diversification since 2000 rendered the Victorian Assay Office building on Newhall Street no longer fit for purpose and in 2015 the organisation moved to a brand-new purpose-built Office on Icknield Street. The impressive building demonstrates continued confidence in and commitment to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The foyer boasts the fabulous Guardian Timepiece – created by a unique collaboration between Birmingham's most gifted metalworkers and academics. This stunning 21st century piece embraces art and science and celebrates the enduring innovation, creativity and skill for which the Jewellery Quarter is so famous. The Assay Office building and Private Collections are not open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to glimpse a snapshot of the historic institution. Afternoon Programme: 1.45 pm: Enjoy Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies in the spacious foyer whilst browsing displays of Assay Office related artefacts 2.15pm: A talk to highlight key moments in the history of the Office and the impact of outside factors on the business 2.45pm: Time to peruse the Silver Collection and a selection of important artefacts to include ledgers, books, coins, medals and other items 3.15pm: Visit finishes
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The Private Collections of The Birmingham Assay Office at Christmas
Dec
12
The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections this Christmas. Dip into the history of this 245-year-old organisation; admire significant silver pieces dating from the 1770’s to the 21st Century and marvel at the entrepreneurial spirit of Matthew Boulton whose tenacity and lobbying led to the founding of the Assay Office in 1773. Some key ledgers and artefacts will be on display alongside important books illustrating the relationship of the Assay Office with other significant institutions such as the School of Jewellery Birmingham Assay Office has been at the heart of the Jewellery industry and the local business community for 245 years. The business is proud of its heritage but recognises that it will not guarantee its future. It continues to innovate and evolve to keep pace with a changing market and remain commercially viable. Diversification since 2000 rendered the Victorian Assay Office building on Newhall Street no longer fit for purpose and in 2015 the organisation moved to a brand-new purpose-built Office on Icknield Street. The impressive building demonstrates continued confidence in and commitment to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The foyer boasts the fabulous Guardian Timepiece – created by a unique collaboration between Birmingham's most gifted metalworkers and academics. This stunning 21st century piece embraces art and science and celebrates the enduring innovation, creativity and skill for which the Jewellery Quarter is so famous. The Assay Office building and Private Collections are not open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to glimpse a snapshot of the historic institution. Morning Programme: 10.45 am: Enjoy Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies in the spacious foyer whilst browsing displays of Assay Office related artefacts 11.15am: A talk to highlight key moments in the history of the Office and the impact of outside factors on the business 11.45am: Time to peruse the Silver Collection and a selection of important artefacts to include ledgers, books, coins, medals and other items 12.15pm: Visit finishes
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