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    22 March | Wednesday | 10:00 - 18:00
    12:00 AMBERIF 2017 Official Opening Ceremony Room 1BC
    15.00 Preview of an educational exhibition on Amber Forest and its Inhabitants – by PAS Museum of the Earth Warsaw and Barbara Gronuś-Dutko C.430
    16.00 Transformation – preview of the exhibition by Group 9 C.571
    23 March | Thursday | 10:00 - 18:00
    10.00-17.00 Understanding Amber Basic Training Course – International Amber Association (preregistration required) Room 1B
    11.00-15.00 Gemmology Seminar – SRJ Association of Jewellery Experts
Current treatments on gem materials and their identification – Dr Ulrich Henn – German Gemmological Association
How to create a unique diamond jewellery experience for your customers? – Laurence Vandenborre – HRD Antwerp
Room 1A
    11.00-15.00 34th Meeting of the Polish Entomological Society’s Palaeoentomology Section and Science Conference on Insects in the Fossil Record Room 2
    15:00 Announcement of competition results
• The Amber Sphere – The Łódź Academy of Fine Arts Students Award for The Best Jewellery Design at Amberif
• The Amber Personality of the Year 2016 and Amber Business Partner – Award Presentation by the International Amber Association
• The Amber Handicraft Award from the Pomeranian Skilled Craft Chamber of SMEs
Room 1C
    19.00 Amber and Design – exhibition mid view
Exhibition of pieces purchased for the collection of the Amber Museum, co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, priority: Regional Collections of Contemporary Art
Muzeum Bursztynu [Amber Museum], Targ Węglowy 26, Gdańsk
    20:00 International Amber Association – exhibition preview

Warzywnicza 1, Gdańsk

24 marca | piątek | 10:00 - 18:00
    10.00-13.00 The Amber Seminar: Amber – Work of Nature in Human Hands
Gdańsk University of Technology Faculty of Chemistry, International Amber Association; PAS Museum of the Earth Warsaw.
Wiesław Gierłowski – Amber Personality of All Time – Ryszard Uliński, International Amber Association
The origin of fossil resins – Dr Aniela Matuszewska, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia
Cretaceous Burmese amber biota: birds, dinosaurs and insects – Prof. Bo Wang, State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jacek Szwedo, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, University of Gdańsk, and Hui Jiang, University of Sciences and Technology of China
The artistry of amber artefacts from the times of the Roman Empire in present-day Poland – Dr Magdalena Natuniewicz-Sekuła, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Anna Strobin, Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of History, University of Gdańsk
Early Modern Era artefacts by Gdańsk-based amber artists and artisans in the world’s museum collections – Ewa Pawlęga, Amber Museum, Branch of the Gdańsk History Museum
Room 1A
    10.30-18.00 Gemmological research on amber, selected natural resins and their imitations - workshop by Jacek Ożdżeński, International Amber Association (preregistration required) Room 3
    13:15 Amber in Poland and in the World – meet the author – Prof. Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz Published by: The University of Warsaw Room 1A
    11:30-13:30 Presentation by the SongGang Amber International Trading Market Room 1C
    15.00 Precious metals’ recovery after vibro-abrasive machining – workshop by Avalon Room 2
    20.00 THE AMBER LOOK TRENDS & STYLES 2017 AMBER & FASHION GALA, artistic director Michał Starost Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Bogusławskiego 1, Gdańsk

  • Amberif Design Award 2017 – exhibition of the award-winning entries in the Periphery International Amber Jewellery Design Competition | Lobby B
  • The Designers’ Gallery under the auspices of the STFZ Goldsmithing Artists’ Association | Hall C
  • Trend Book 2017+ by Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski and the Amber Trends 2017+ art exhibition. Published by: KIGB Polish Chamber of Amber Commerce, Partners: Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk Mayor’s Bureau for City Promotion and MTG SA Gdańsk International Fair Co. | B.524
  • Amber Handicraft – exhibition of the prize-winning entries in the Pomeranian Skilled Craft Chamber of SMEs competition | A.130
  • Silver & Wood – Presentations 2016. Exhibition by the STFZ Goldsmithing Artists’ Association | C.101
  • Amber Forest and its Inhabitants – educational exhibition by the PAS Museum of the Earth Warsaw and Barbara Gronuś-Dutko | C.430
  • Transformation – exhibition by Group 9 | C.571
  • Jewellery and art schools – presentation of curricula
  • Palaeontological Gallery – Museum of Amber Inclusions, University of Gdańsk | B.135
  • Amber Laboratory – amber tested free of charge by experts from the Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry | B.104
  • Exhibition of specimens of amber and other fossil resins (raw and worked) and their imitations from Gabriela Gierłowska’s Collection; have your amber tested by the experts of the International Amber Association | B.104
  • Free evaluation of jewellery – SRJ Association of Jewellery Experts | C.402
  • Gdańsk - World Capital of Amber exhibition by Association of Maritime Cities and Municipalities, Amber Museum, and City of Gdańsk Sponsored by Saur Neptun | Lobby C