Shinde Jewels of Harry Winston will be featured at The Field Museum’s “Women in Science Fellowship Luncheon” on May 30, 2012
Ann Kasten (from left), Katherine Veach and Allison Schmitt, all of Winnetka | Photo courtesy of Steve Starr
EVENT: The Field Museum’s Women in Science Fellowship Luncheon
BENEFITING: Woman in Science Fellowship
DATE: May 30, 2012
LOCATION: James Simpson Theatre and Stanley Field Hall, Field Museum, Chicago
CONTACT: (312) 665-7135, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: May 31, 2012 11:48AM
The Women’s Board of The Field Museum is raising funds for its annual Women in Science Fellowship with an exceptional program and luncheon on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
This year’s event features the remarkable designs of A.V. Shinde, renowned jewelry designer for legendary Harry Winston from the 1960s through the end of the century.
More than 400 guests are expected at this important fundraiser, which raises money to sponsor fellowships for women scientists at The Field Museum. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in the James Simpson Theatre with the viewing of a variety of rarely seen Indian artifacts from the Museum’s collections. Program speakers include Reema Keswani, expert on Indian jewelry and the only authorized biographer of A.V. Shinde, and Anthony Ledru, Global Vice President of Sales at Harry Winston Inc. An Indian-themed luncheon will be served in the Museum’s.
This year’s Women in Science Fellowship winner is Field Museum researcher Charlene “Charlie” McCord. Her work incorporates the fields of anatomy, biomechanics, neuroscience, and molecular phylogenetics to study the evolutionary relationship of neuromuscular form and functioning in the Tetraodontiformes (pufferfish, triggerfish, and their relatives).
In early April, 2012, members of the Women’s Board Scholarship Luncheon Committee met at Harry Winston in Chicago with Vice President Diana Hall to view Shinde’s iconic designs and plan the final details of the upcoming event.
Seats are still available. Individual tickets are $125; tables of 10 cost $1,250. VIP tables are also available.
For more information call the Women’s Board at (312) 665-7135 or e-mail email@example.com.