Pair of hinged silver bracelets with a row of rounded bosses punctuated with vertical rows of small dots.

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25 Jan 2021


Online event


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Join Aude Mongiatti, Research Scientist at the British Museum, as she shines a light on the little-known tradition of female silversmithing.

Throughout the Arabian Peninsula, silversmithing is almost universally identified as a male occupation, although a large proportion of the articles produced are for women. However, there is a relatively unknown, endangered tradition of female silversmithing in the Sultanate of Oman.

In this talk, discover some of the early research findings from an ongoing collaborative project supported by the British Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum and the National Museum of Oman on the last surviving female silversmiths of Dhofar, southern Oman.

To attend this online event

Join the discussion from 18.15 on Monday 25 January. We're hosting the event on Zoom, a free video conferencing system.

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About the speaker

Aude Mongiatti is a Research Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at the British Museum, where she has been working since 2007. She specialises in metallurgical technologies and metalworking techniques, with a special interest in archaeological and ethnographical material, such as crucible remains associated with metal production and contemporary jewellery. She mainly uses microscopy (optical, digital and SEM), X-ray fluorescence and radiography to identify alloy compositions and manufacturing and decorative techniques. She studied chemistry and specialised in materials science in France where she obtained her MSc degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris in 2003. She then completed a PhD in Archaeological Sciences at the Institute of Archaeology of University College London in 2009, studying and comparing technological processes in the small and large-scale productions of precious metals in early modern Austria.