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[News Release] SNAG donation to Metal Museum

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Dana Singer (406) 728-5248
May 7, 2004


The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) has donated its
entire slide collection to The Metal Museum (formerly the National
Ornamental Metal Museum) in Memphis, Tennessee. This archival slide
collection consists of more than 17,000 slides of jewelry,
hollowware and other metalwork.

The Museum’s current capital expansion includes a new library that
will house an extensive slide library. Their goal is to create a
premier educational and research collection that will be open to
scholars, artists, researchers and the public. SNAG’s archival
slide collection will form its core.

“The board of directors was thrilled to receive Jim Wallace’s
proposal,” said SNAG Executive Director Dana Singer. “SNAG is
honored to have been given the opportunity to partner with the Metal
Museum. We enthusiastically support their vision to establish a
permanent research collection in a public venue nationally
recognized for its service to the metals field.” In 2007, SNAG’s
annual conference will be in Memphis, hosted by The Metal Museum,
giving us an opportunity to collectively celebrate their new

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the association of
jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, provides a range of programs
and services to its 3,500+ members. SNAG publishes Metalsmith
magazine, including the special Exhibition in Print, and a 16-page
newsletter, each 5 times a year. The next SNAG conference,
“Intersections,” is in Cleveland, June 22-25, 2005, featuring
renowned Dutch jeweler and designer Gijs Bakker as keynote speaker.
For membership or subscription visit the SNAG website
at, or contact the SNAG/Metalsmith Business
Office at (630) 852-METL [6385].