Learn about the ideas, materials and wide variety of practices shaping jewellery and body adornment, from antiquity to the present day.
- Describe the social, cultural and political importance of jewellery and body adornment in both historical and contemporary contexts.
- Compare and contrast the various functions and roles that jewellery and body adornment have performed in different environments.
- Identify and discuss the meaning of materials and the significance of the techniques used in the production of historic and contemporary pieces of jewellery and body adornment.
- Examine and interpret the work of key national and international jewellery designers and makers.
- Investigate the collection, care and display of objects of jewellery and body adornment in the context of museums, galleries and private collections.
Standard Course Enrolment
Includes 8-week access to learning materials from the course start date.
- General: $59
- NGV Members: $53
Premium Course Enrolment
Includes 8-week access to the learning materials from the course start date and four virtual study sessions led by an NGV educator providing an opportunity to discuss the weekly content in a small-group setting.
Capacity is limited for this enrolment. Lunchtime study sessions are delivered online via Webex.
- General: $159
- NGV Members: $143
Cape Barren Goose, 2004
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Indigenous Art, 2004
© Courtesy of the artist