Adult Programs

Canadian Domestic Silver: ID Clinic and Hands-on Workshop

Silver tea set by Robert Cruikshank

Please note, this program has been CANCELLED.

The Royal Ontario Museum has an excellent collection of Canadian silver.  Join experts Dr. Dorothea Burstyn, Richard Flensted and Philip Cheong for a short presentation that will introduce you to ROM’s treasures followed by a hands-on workshop in groups of 10 to 12 held by three Canadian silver experts.  Participants will be shown and be able to handle examples of 19th and 20th century Canadian hollow-ware and flatware as well as modern Canadian studio silver. Participants are invited to bring their own silver items (not jewellery) for identification.

This event is presented by Friends of the Canadian Collections


Dr. Dorothea Burstyn, past president of the Silver Society of Canada and current editor of their journal and website and current chair of the Friends of Canadian Collections

Richard Flensted Holder, past president of the Silver Society of Canada, a retired college professor and part-time silver dealer

Philip Cheong, president of the Silver Society, chair of the Bishop White Committee





Royal Ontario Museum

Classrooms 3 & 4, Louise Hawley Stone Court, Level 1

Bloor Street (main entrance)



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