Half a Century of Jewellery Making in the heart of Montreal: The École de joaillerie de Montréal Private Collection

Opening on August 23rd, 2021, ÉJM Gallery space

The exhibition highlights a selection of works from the École de joaillerie de Montréal’s private collection, which has been growing each year for over twenty years. The collection consists of approximately forty pieces of jewellery and nearly twenty different tools. While some of the works were donated by individuals, either by the artists who created them, by their relatives or by collectors, many others were acquired by the school. Since 1999, the ÉJM acquires a piece from a graduating student each year, as selected by an invited jury. You will therefore find works created by our students as well as by the great masters who have left their mark at the school, notably Armand Brochard and Madeleine Dansereau, to whom we owe the founding of the ÉJM. A real trip back in time, with works dating from the beginnings of the school to the present day!

Image: Madeleine Dansereau, brooch. Sterling silver, 18k gold, diamonds. (photo: Anthony McLean)