Monday, 21 November 2022 10:34

Jewellery in virtual reality


One of the many aspects of the pandemic realities of the past years was the rapid development of technology, which manifested itself in all areas of our lives - including field of culture and art.

Online vernissages, virtual exhibitions, debates and lectures, which we attended without leaving our homes, made us absorb technological innovations and become specialists in online platforms.


Cultural institutions - longing for a real audience on the one hand, and intrigued by the unlimited possibilities of presenting works of art in virtual reality on the other - began intensified online activities.

This was also the time when the "silver" activities of the Gallery of Art in Legnica focused, among other, on new forms of digitization of the contemporary jewellery collection. As a result, dozens of works from the International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery appeared on the Sketchfab platform in the form of 3D models.

The aim of the project was to transfer the objects to virtual reality while preserving their properties, such as luster, texture and color. This form of digitizing turned out to be particularly apt in the case of spatial jewellery, sculptural forms, designed to be viewed from different angles.


Project co-financed by the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation



Models of the works are available here:


Bastard Collection – Germany

The ritual of love ring, silver, zircon, red flock, etui, 45 x 46 x 36 mm, 2011

21st International Jewellery Competition RITUAL, 2012

Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica


 Alexander Blank – Germany

Dear Heartbeat brooch, silicone, silver casting, painting, planting hair, 40 x 40 x 47 mm, 74.5 g, 2015

29th International Jewellery Competition STILL HUMAN?, 2021

Honourable Mention of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica


Karl Fritsch – Germany

Ring, oxidised silver, 2012

About the Festival

For more than forty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has been specializing in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. The Jewellery Festival SILVER is one of the most important events shaping the cultural life of the region and building its image on the international forum. Every year we organize individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publish exhibition catalogues, organize conferences and symposia, as well as jewellery shows, workshops, debates and concerts. The most important event we organize is Legnica International Jewellery Competition which has a different theme every year.

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