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Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood and Identity

September 20, 2018 - August 24, 2019

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry presents Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood and Identity

 
By wearing badges we can connect with one another and reveal something about ourselves. With their unique symbols and hidden meanings, Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood and Identity features over 150 stunning examples of masonic badges referred to as ‘jewels’. It is the largest public display of its kind ever staged in the UK.

Including jewels from around the world, the exhibition sheds light on a long and celebrated tradition. Examples like the Egyptian-inspired Authors’ Lodge jewel and delightful Barraclough Plate jewel tell the story of freemasonry over three centuries.

Whether made by Prisoners of War or for future kings, the beautiful craftsmanship that the jewels display is only matched by the story behind each one.

 
Share your own badges on Instagram using the hashtag #FreemasonJewels.
 

Details

From September 20 until August 24, 2019

Venue

Freemasons’ Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London, WC2B 5AZ United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7395 9257