Lectures at SIERAAD 2019

Lectures  /  07 Nov 2019  -  10 Nov 2019
Published: 14.10.2019
Lectures at SIERAAD 2019.
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Lecture at SIERAAD..
Lecture at SIERAAD.

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Marjan Unger is the focus of attention in the lecture program. There will be 2 lectures every day that is independent of each other, but together will cover subjects that Marjan found important/interesting.
Thursday 07.11.2019, 3 pm - 4.30 pm.
Marjan Unger by John de Greef and Suzanne van Leeuwen
, lecture in Dutch.
The subject of the lectures and exhibition is explained to everyone who has known Marjan, but also to people who did not know her or have never heard of her. Who was she / what did she stand for? What did she mean for the jewelry field? Why was she so special in that? John talks about the exhibition, Suzanne talks about the connection with the Rijksmuseum, the collection and the book.

Thursday 07.11.2019, 5 pm - 6.30 pm
Button & buckle up by Bianca du Mortier
, lecture in English.
In Button & buckle up the Rijksmuseum’s curator of Costume, Bianca M. du Mortier presents a case for the button as being a piece of jewellery instead of a mere fixture to link pieces of fabric or items of clothing. During the 16th and 17th centuries, buttons were generously applied across ladies’ and gentlemen’s garments as symbols of wealth and taste. The same applies to buckles that were one of the key elements in fashionable 18th and 19th-century fashions across Europe.

Friday 08.11.2019, 1.30 pm - 3 pm.
Glass by Melvin Anderson, Evert Nijland and Mieke Groot,
designer, lecture in Dutch.
In Marjan’s opinion craftsmanship and the way in which jewellery is made, are important. In this lecture the focus will be on glass and the various ways and perspectives the 3 jewellery designers apply to their work. There will also be attention for their different precepts of looking at and working with glass. Obviously, this influences their work and the final result. Years ago Marjan organized a symposium on glass. Mrs Astrid Hertog, Director of the Glass Museum will be present at this lecture as moderator.

Friday 08.11.2019, 4 pm - 5.30 pm
Selling practices / New mentalities in entrepreneurship by Chequita Nahar & Kalkidan Hoex, Gabriel Guevara,
young jewellery designers ,lecture in English.
The future of sales possibilities. Art academies hardly ever pay any attention to this.  In ZUYD, however, Chequita does and in her talk, she deals with this subject and what she does with her own work; subsequently, it will be the turn of some young jewellery designers – how do they deal with this important question?

Saturday 09.11.2019, 1.30 pm - 3 pm.
Jewels, Fred Brom, Steltman Juweliers & Bertwin Heyse van Verbeek Schuttelaar
, lecture in English
The worlds of jewellery and jewels seem strictly separated. Marjan appreciated both worlds and was very good at explaining to a layman.
What the difference is between a piece of jewellery and a jewel. In order to focus attention on the story of the jewels, Fred Brom of Steltman and Bertwin Heyse van Verbeek Schuttelaar will both give a talk. They participate in renowned Art fairs in Holland and also have an international clientele. What is its strength? Why do they select the jewels they select? Is it purely on the basis of what they like or is it a matter of certain trends?

Saturday 09.11.2019, 4 pm - 5.30 pm.
Anthropology by Henrietta Lidchi
, Chief Curator/Hoofd Conservatoren at Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen & Chequita Nahar, Jewelry Designer and Dean Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Maastricht Coordinator Design & Fatima Essahsah, designer and storyteller and owner BUREAU YAN, lecture in English.
Marjan was very interested in jewellery made in other cultures than our own, for example, African or South American jewellery. In her first book, she writes that jewellery is a primordial force: as long as there have been people, they have wanted to adorn themselves. The reasons why and the ways in which may differ from one culture to the next, but they are present everywhere. As an anthropologist, Lidchi will tell us more about this primal need and will approach the subject from this angle. Subsequently, Chequita will speak about her designs and how she incorporates her Suriname background and culture in her jewellery. In conclusion, Fatima Essahsah of Stone Stories will tell her tale. She finds her inspiration in her Moroccan background and uses old materials and techniques for her contemporary hip jewellery – for the commercial market. In her clients she finds recognition and shared respect for these crafts; she sells her jewellery online and in museum shops like the Tropenmuseum. Clearly, quite a different approach and purely commercial, including Instagram marketing, etc. but therefore, interesting all the same.

Sunday 10.11.2019 1.30 pm - 3 pm
Commissions by Willem Noyons
, designer and Interactive 3d visualisation at First Polygon and Christine en Menno Vermeuelen Meiners as commissioner, lecture in English.
Willem Noyons tells us what it is like to create a piece of jewellery on commission.
The emphasis is on the large M that Gerard had made for Marjan – in one of his typefaces. The entire process is described and there will be a special showcase in the exhibition where everything is on show.  Apart from this Willem will also discuss a number of other commissions.
Christina and Menno Vermeulen will talk about what it is like to give a commission and how the process works.

Sunday 10.11.2019, 4 pm - 5.30 pm.
Collecting by Cees Leijenhorst
,  Associate Professor for the History of Modern Philosophy at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, lecture in English.
Apart from quite a few other things Marjan obviously also was a keen collector. And there will, of course, be other collectors at the fair. Philosopher Cees Leijenhorst wonders why people collect in the first place. This too is a kind of primal force. It has always been that way. Cees looks at the subject from a philosophical angle, but is practical at the same time, easy to understand for all of us.