The Silver Society of Australia is the premier organisation in Australia of enthusiasts interested in understanding and appreciating the design and manufacturing of silver items, old, new, everyday and presentation or museum quality. The Silver Society was founded in Sydney in 1988 and has grown steadily in membership and national significance since then.
The Society meets in Sydney every second month on a Monday at 7pm. The Sydney meetings for 2016 will be held at Crows Nest.
The Society has also commenced meetings in Melbourne and these occur on the alternate months to the Sydney Meetings on a Thursday evening. The meetings are held in East Melbourne. If you are in Melbourne and would like further details, please use our Contact Us page for more information.
Members discuss the provenance and history of items during meetings and present papers on subjects of particular interest. Members are encouraged to participate by bringing their own items of silver for discussion and comment. However, neither ownership of silver nor a detailed knowledge of the subject is required for membership.
From time to time the Society also arranges visits to collections and exhibitions of interest to members and organises occasional tours both local and interstate.
A bimonthly newsletter and a copy of any papers read at the previous meeting are published and circulated to members. The Silver Society is affiliated with the Royal Australian Historical Society and has links with societies overseas. The Silver Society welcomes applications for membership. Guests may attend up to two meetings after which membership is required.