Links

Other useful websites include:

Society Name Aim Link
Silver Society Founded to advance the study of silver of all periods, places and forms. www.thesilversociety.org
Regional Furniture Society Studies the rich diversity of British regional furniture-making traditions, and the social and cultural context of furniture from the earliest times to the present day. www.regionalfurnituresociety.org
Pewter Society Founded in 1918 as the Society of Pewter Collectors, this is the second oldest society devoted to collecting specialised antiques. www.pewtersociety.org
Old Copper After a lifetime of working with industrial copper and copper alloys, Vin Callcut is working on a different subject – domestic copper and brass.  His website aims to cover items made mostly during the period 1851-1951. www.oldcopper.org
Arms & Armour Society Formed to further the study of arms and armour, from the earliest times, by bringing together scholars, collectors, professional experts and all who share a common interest in arms and armour. www.armsandarmoursoc.co.uk

Websites relating to restoration, conservation and care of metalware:

Society Name Aim Link
CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute) Caring for metal objects. www.canada.pch.gc.ca
AIC (American Institute of Conservation) Cleaning and storage of metals. www.conservation-us.org
Victoria & Albert Museum Caring for iron and steel. www.vam.ac.uk
Victoria & Albert Museum General information about caring for metal objects. www.vam.ac.uk
Victoria & Albert Museum Basic guidelines for cleaning metal objects. www.vam.ac.uk
Conservation Register for the UK and Ireland Helps you to find professionally qualified conservator-restorers in your local area (classified by specialism). www.conservationregister.com

Museums and Other:

Society Name Aim Link
Wealden Iron Research Group Wealden Iron Research Group database:  A searchable database of sites and people relating to the former iron industry in the Weald of south-east England. www.wirgdata.org
Firebacks A searchable database of British and Continental Firebacks. www.hodgers.com/firebacks
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The private foundation representing the historic district of the city of Williamsburg Virginia, USA. The district includes buildings and exhibits dating from 1699 to 1780 which made it colonial Virginia’s capital. www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
Beamish Museum The “Living Museum of the North” represents the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods through buildings and objects. www.beamish.org.uk
Victoria & Albert Museum Superb metalware collections. www.vam.ac.uk
Geffrye Museum Explores the English domestic interior from 1600 to the present day. www.geffrye-museum.org.uk
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