SNAG Conference

Historical Inspiration

Emily Banas, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the RISD Museum, along with jeweler and hand engraver Valerie James discuss the RISD Museum’s recent contemporary jewelry acquisitions, how they respond to the existing collection, and ways that historical practices influence makers today.

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Main Stage
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Ballroom D-E

Emily Banas

Emily Banas is the Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the RISD Museum where she’s been working since 2015. Emily earned her MA…

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Valerie James

Valerie James is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in 2016 and continued her studies, earning an MFA in Jewelry and…

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