Beyond the label: are diamonds forever?

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Diamonds and other gemstones have been used for a variety of purposes for thousands of years. Shirley Bassey once told us that 'Diamonds are forever' but are they really? In this fascinating talk Wendy Simkiss, Curator of Geology and Science, will tell us how the World Museum cares for its collections of precious stones and reveal what goes on behind the scenes to prove Shirley Bassey right! Our diamonds really are forever!

Admission to this talk is £7 and tickets can be purchased in advance below.

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Beyond the label talks

Our museums and galleries are a treasure trove of fascinating stories and world class collections. In this exciting series of talks you will get the opportunity to meet the experts who care for our collections, find out never-before-told behind the scenes stories of our most beloved objects, and get the opportunity to pick the brains of a real museum expert. 

Go beyond the museum labels and delve into the fascinating world of art, history, science, and community stories in this unmissable series.