Salvage & Shine's Albany Institute of History & Art Ancient Egyptian Collection

Salvage & Shine's Albany Institute of History & Art Ancient Egyptian Collection

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Contact:  Alessandra Payne


Salvage & Shine's educational jewelry line is selling at the Albany Institute of History & Art

(April 25, Albany, NY) Salvage & Shine, an Albany based online wearable art jewelry boutique, created a line of Ancient Egyptian inspired wearable art jewelry which is currently on sale at the Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) gift shop.  Salvage & Shine’s Ancient Egyptian line aims to educate people on the ancient Egyptian aesthetic and to showcase environmental sustainability as expressed in wearable art.

The museum’s Ancient Egyptian exhibition was the inspiration for the Salvage & Shine Ancient Egyptian jewelry line.  This line recreates jewelry designs of ancient artifacts from the Ancient Egyptian middle and new kingdom periods.  These pieces are made from renewable, recyclable, and salvaged materials and features handmade beads made by African artists.

“I wanted to create an educational line of wearable art jewelry that would connect us to past civilizations.  Something that parents can gift their children to wear after visiting the exhibit.  I also wanted to create pieces that promote environmental conservation and innovation.  My hope is that this line will inspire others to learn from each other; to be authentic and accepting of diverse opinions and views; and, to take better care of our planet.  I also want to showcase how far green manufacturing technology has come in creating beautifully finished jewelry products.

“I am honored to launch my educational line at the museum which inspired it.  Education is a skill that once obtained no one can take away.  Museums allow people to experience and hopefully appreciate historical views and cultural perspectives.  When I was young, I always loved looking at the jewelry and accessories.  I would always imagine myself wearing the pieces while living during that time period!  Now, people can wear my pieces and establish a deeper connection to exhibits.  I hope people will come out and support us.  These pieces make great souvenirs for museum visitors.”  Said Alessandra Payne, owner of Salvage & Shine.

About Salvage and Shine

Salvage & Shine is an online wearable art boutique that was established in December 2021.  This boutique sells handmade wearable art jewelry from salvaged, recycled, renewable, and ethically sourced materials from all over the world.  Each Salvage & Shine piece has a moral design concept and mixes artistic themes, cultures, and styles to show how ingenuity and innovation can be elevated when there is creativity, open dialogue, and collaboration.  Salvage & Shine pieces are meant to inspire, stimulate creativity and thought, and to make a statement.  For information about this collection’s inspiration, visit

About the Albany Institute of History & Art

Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is New York’s oldest museum. Its collections document the Hudson Valley as a crossroads of culture, influencing the art and history of the region, the state, and the nation. With more than 35,000 objects and one million documents in the library, it is an important resource for the region. The museum gift shop is open during regular museum hours and offers a selection of items that reflects current exhibitions, items from the collections, and the work of local artists and craftspeople.  For more information, please visit


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