Money and Medals Collections Care: Introduction
Outline of the Day
This skills sharing day covers documentation, display and education, storage and conservation of numismatic collections, led by staff from the British Museum. T
The day is aimed for those in the museum and heritage sector working or volunteering in the care of numismatic materials.
Important Note: The training is only available to people already working in museums.
This skills sharing session is part of the British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity, and has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Programme of events:
09.30 - Arrive at British Museum
09.45 - Collection from the Info Desk in the Great Court
10:00 – 10:30 The Money and Medals Network: Recent work and future plans
Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money and Medals Network
10:30 – 11:00 Cataloguing coins, banknotes and medals on a museum database
Tanya Szrajber, Head of Documentation
11.00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Practical Session: pinning techniques
Introduction to British Museum object pinning techniques including a practical demonstration and a chance to practice these skills. Led by Henry Flynn
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 The Citi Money Gallery: display, interpretation and education
Ben Alsop, Citi Money Gallery Curator
14:30 – 15:00 Best practice in storage of numismatic materials
Henry Flynn, Assistant Collections Manager
15:15 – 15:45 Looking for trouble: Care and conservation of coins and medals
Pippa Pearce, Senior Conservator
This programme of talks is inspired by that offered by the Arts Council England supported Money and Medals Network.
Travel bursary: There are a number of travel bursaries available for each skills sharing session. If you wish to apply please complete the relevant section on the booking form on registering and email UKPartnerships@britishmuseum.org.
Bursaries are subject to availability and must be requested as soon as possible but no later than 2 weeks before the date of the session.