Last chance to catch Silver of the Stars at the Museum of Edinburgh

Thought you'd missed this sparkling exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh? Well you're in luck as the run has now been extended until next Saturday (28 September).

This unique collection of contemporary Scottish silverware has been created by some Scotland’s best craftsmen and women in collaboration with world-famous Scottish actors, writers and musicians including Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor.

Commissioned by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh to mark their 550th anniversary, the exhibition has attracted over three-quarters of a million visitors across Europe.

On display will be the ten silver drinking vessels that make up the Silver of the Stars exhibition, including a vintage car-inspired whisky set for actor Robbie Coltrane, a bejewelled teapot for singer Sharleen Spiteri and a rolling teapot for Billy Connolly. There’s also an absinthe goblet designed by Alexander McQueen.

Following a world tour, the collection returned to Scotland earlier this year and is being shown at the Museum of Edinburgh before making its way up north for exhibitions at the Swanson Gallery in Thurso, the St Fergus Gallery in Wick and the Inverness Museum and Gallery. 

Don't miss the last chance to see this fabulous exhibition in Edinburgh.

Find out more on our Museums & Galleries website.

This entry was posted by Media Team on 20/09/2013

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