New York--Programming has been announced for the 39th annual Antique Jewelry and Art Conference, referred to as “Jewelry Camp,” being held at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York Aug. 4-6.

The opening evening, Friday, Aug. 4, will feature a lecture by Donna Bilak, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar for The Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University, titled “Out of the Ivy and Into the Arctic: Teaching Jewelry History and Craft Technology at Columbia University and Nunavut Arctic College.”

Saturday and Sunday will provide a host of educational and networking opportunities.

Highlights include a presentation Saturday by Ben Macklowe of Macklowe Gallery on “An American Dynasty: The Legacy of the House and Tiffany,” as well as “Jewelry in the Times of Crisis” by Michael Coan, assistant professor of jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Journalist Beth Bernstein will speak about “The Modern Woman’s Guide to Buying and Wearing Antique Jewelry” on both Saturday and Sunday.

Vice President and Director of Jewelry at Bonhams U.S. Susan Abeles will also give a presentation on both days titled “Appraising on the Run: Auctions, Pricing and Research!”

The full schedule can be viewed on

Saturday night is the designated “Dealer’s Night” in which dealers display exceptional and hard-to-find pieces for sale.

“Jewelry Camp provides an intimate setting to hear from notable jewelry and art experts while connecting with peers to share real-world experiences,” said appraisal expert and Jewelry Camp Director Edward Lewand. “Dealers, appraisers, retailers and other industry professionals, along with passionate collectors, can expand their jewelry knowledge and identify new business opportunities.”

For registration or sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Lewand at 516-429-2622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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