Modern Classicist at Schmuck 2020. Robert Baines interviewed by Klimt02

Published: 02.03.2020
Robert Baines. Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010. Silver electroplate, collected objects.. Photo by: Gary Sommerfield. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010
Silver electroplate, collected objects.
Photo by: Gary Sommerfield
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Every year the special show SCHMUCK  honours a Modern Classicist in a retrospective. In 2020 this is the Australian Robert Baines. The former professor of gold and silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is one of the leading researchers in the field of archaeometallurgy and has studied and revived Bronze Age goldsmith techniques for more than 40 years. He has received several awards, including the Bavarian State Prize (2005) and the Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award (1997), Australia's highest craft award. His extraordinary works enjoy a worldwide reputation and are exhibited in museums in Paris, New York, Houston and Hamburg, among others. At SCHMUCK a selection of his most important works will be shown once again.