ASJH Hosting Lecture This Week on Contemporary Jewelry Culture in Asia

The American Society of Jewelry Historians, a 25-year-old nonprofit based in New Rochelle, N.Y., is sponsoring a lecture this week on the historical and present-day role of jewelry in Asian culture.

Elaine Kim, deputy director of South Korea’s World Jewellery Museum in Seoul, will speak about select pieces from the museum’s 5,000-item collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology on July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Entitled “Icons of Identity: Historic and Contemporary Jewelry Culture in Asia,” the presentation aims to examine the ways in which tradition and cultural identity intersect, and how that meeting is expressed through jewelry and personal adornment.

The cost for non-members to attend is $10, to be paid in advance. Reservations close on July 9. Register now by contacting the ASJH office at 914-235-0983 or Note that once the attendee list has been sent to security, no more names can be added. For more information or to inquire about membership, please contact Meg Selig at