Item NMC/0405B - Bram Stoker medal

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NMC/0405B

Title

Bram Stoker medal

Date(s)

  • c1990 (Creation)

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2 of 2

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Classical scene; three figures. Inscribed obverse: "Glasgow School of Art, Bram Stoker Medal for the best imaginative work of the year/ D.Broadfoot Carter 1903". This medal was cast from the original by Roger Miller, Head of GSA Silversmithing and Jewellery, 1990s.

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(fl c1980s-)

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Roger Millar studied silversmithing and jewellery design at the Glasgow School of Art, and the Royal College of Art, London. Following a period of bench experience and freelance design work in the fine jewellery trade in London, he entered higher education teaching, first in Wales, then Dundee and the United States, finally returning to the Glasgow School of Art as Head of the Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery in 1984. In the following 21 years under his leadership, S&J at GSA became established as one of the most enduring and important degree courses in the United Kingdom, and its recent graduates have contributed greatly to the strength in depth of the craft in Scotland and beyond. Millar was elected to the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and gained the Freedom of the City of London in 1985. In recognition of his significant contribution to education in design and craft, he was awarded, in 1999, an Honorary Professorship of the University of Glasgow at the Glasgow School of Art. He took early retirement from GSA in 2005 to concentrate full-time on his own studio work. He now continues to do some part-time and summer-school teaching and undertakes consultancy work in the UK and abroad.

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Silver gilt (hallmarked)

Dimensions: 39 mm (diameter)

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GB 1694 NMC/0405B

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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