A challenging article. Liesbeth den Besten has written about jewellery’s place between art and design. And alternative contexts for art jewellery was the subject of the AJF Contemporary Jewelry Perspectives publication. This seems to give the field a special dynamic. It would be good to think of alternative curatorial strategies for making the most of this duality.
I’m not sure this would apply in Australia, where Aboriginal cultures are custodial, and any exchange involves elaborate permissions. Maybe this has been supported by the influence of German romanticism, but its origins seem indigenous.