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Of the Passion for Travelling and Collecting – Treasures of the jewellery enthusiasts Eva and Peter Herion

12 May through 10 September 2023

Whether Africa, the Far East or the South Seas – the late Pforzheim-based collector couple Eva and Peter Herion travelled many of the world’s countries. Travelling and getting to know the locals were among their passions, which also included collecting the jewellery created in these disparate regions. After inaugurating the new presentation of parts of the Herion collection in a broader context, the Jewellery Museum featured an exhibition that showed a large number of these objects from the museum’s repository. The two jewellery enthusiasts’ passion for collecting was also illustrated by accompanying photos.

Parallel exhibition: Objects created by students at Ethiopia’s first goldsmithing school
Elaborately ornamented crosses, whether on the roofs of round Orthodox churches, or in the shape of processional crosses, blessing crosses or pendants – there are multiple variants of this Christian symbol in Ethiopia. Students at the country’s first goldsmithing school at Debre Tabor University revive the centuries-old tradition of these gold- and silversmithing creations. This parallel exhibition showcased pieces created by ten young women and men in the course taught by the master goldsmith and conservator-restorer Susanne Ziegler from Berlin, and provided insights into the project by means of accompanying photos.