DIVA opens online Revolutionary Jewellery exhibition

Antwerp diamond, jewellery and silver museum pioneers with digital tour

The Jeweller's Art - Revolutionary Jewellery from the 1960’s and 1970’s opens online, after its scheduled opening has been postponed due to Corona measures. Visit the exhibition, via the website or virtual reality, safely from the comfort of your own home and learn more about jewellery from the swinging sixties and seventies.

From the 13th of November, you are able to visit The Jeweller's Art on the website of DIVA. More than a hundred jewels from the 1960’s and 1970’s are brought together for the first time. The swinging London of the 1960s engendered an explosion of innovation in the jewellery industry, which spread to the rest of Europe and the USA. Besides jewellery, the exhibition showcases fashion, music and design from that vibrant period. The timing of the exhibition could hardly be more opportune given that the 1960s and 70s are right on-trend. ​

You will be able to immerse yourself in the art of jewellery from the 1960s – 1970s, take a close look at the objects and browse through the illustrated visitor's guide. In anticipation of the reopening of the Belgian museums, DIVA hopes that this exhibition is just what the doctor ordered.

Director of DIVA, Eva Olde Monnikhof: ​ "DIVA goes digital. With the opening of this online exhibition, DIVA becomes accessible to everyone. Whether you suffer from health risks or because you miss your regular shot of culture, we bring the museum to you." 

About The Jeweller´s Art
DIVA, the museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver, presents the exhibition The Jeweller’s Art. Revolutionary jewellery from the 1960s and 70s. The jewellery on show derives from an important private collection, put together over the years by Kimberly Klosterman from Cincinnati in the United States. More than a hundred pieces of jewellery represent the work of international and independent jewellery designers and jewellery houses. Pieces from DIVA’s collection provide a Belgian context, while the exhibition set contributes to a contemporary interpretation of the sixties and seventies. The exhibition runs till March 14th 2021. ​ 

Space out at DIVA! ​ 
A major feature of the exhibition is an installation by Space Encounters and Children of the Light. A modern interpretation of 1960s and 70s design, the work blurs the boundaries between art, design and architecture and takes technology to its limits.

The installation occupies an entire room in The Jeweller’s Art exhibition. Visitors step into a labyrinth and lose themselves in a new world: a world where light and sound effects heighten all the senses and imitate a real space experience. Visitors can wander around freely and admire the space-age jewellery in a spellbinding setting. ​ ​ 

To mention in every publication

This exhibition is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio and produced by DIVA, museum for diamond, jewellery and silver, Antwerp, Belgium

Curator DIVA: Catherine Regout

Practical details

  • When: Re-opening museums to Sunday March14th 2021
  • Where: DIVA, Suikerrui 17 - 19, 2000 Antwerp
  • Opening times: Mondays to Sundays from 10 – 18.00 hrs, closed on Wednesdays 
  • Tickets: standard rate €12 per person, including the permanent exhibition.
  • Tickets can be purchased via the web shop

Virtuele tour

  • Free visit on the website www.divaantwerp.be.
  • Follow the arrows to navigate. Click on the blue dots for the Dutch language, red dots for the English language. For the jewellery, the Dutch and English languages are listed below each other.

Magazine The Jeweller´s Art

Visitor´s guide

Full press release

Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

About DIVA, museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver

DIVA is the museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp. A themed exhibition trail will take visitors on a journey through Antwerp’s diamond story, from illustrious past to awe-inspiring present. Some 600 objects from DIVA’s collection are presented in such a way that the public can engage with them in a meaningful way. Exhibition sets, soundscapes, multimedia and interactive displays bring a different story to life in each of the six themed rooms, thereby involving visitors, sustaining their interest, challenging them to unlock the deeper layers and enriching their overall experience.