Wardens, Guardians, Directors, present and past Staff and family were all recently invited to a Private View of the new ‘We Made It Gallery’ at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham.
The project has taken over three years since The Birmingham Assay Office agreed to sponsor the ‘Treasure’ section of the gallery. “The association with Thinktank is significant for The Birmingham Assay Office because this is a Science museum. It presents what we do as an important, current activity, rather than just looking back at our history.
‘Treasure’ focuses on precious possessions made from gemstones and precious metals and, with our help, Thinktank have created brilliant interactive displays which allow visitors to better understand the principle and practice of hallmarking.
They can also ‘inspect’ gemstones and ‘try on’ jewellery in the Bling section. The objective of our sponsorship is to showcase the importance of everything we do at The Birmingham Assay Office and bring it to the attention of the many thousands of people who visit Thinktank every year.
We are really proud of ‘Treasure’ and we wanted to share it with The Birmingham Assay Office family.”
Michael Allchin, Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed the guests to this unique and very special event and asked for the new Gallery to be opened for viewing.