On Friday 20th March 2020 at the University of Nottingham Museum starting with registration at 10:00am and finishing at 5:00pm there will be an East Midlands Numismatic Training Day focussing on Medals in Museum Collections.
The Money and Medals Network exists to build and develop relationships between UK museums with collections of coins, medals, banknotes, tokens and associated numismatic objects. Training days featuring seminars led by contributors from local and national museums are being provided across the UK with a view to sharing knowledge and expertise. Numismatic support networks can then be set up as a result of these training sessions.
Programme of events:
10:00 REGISTRATION Tea and Coffee
10:30 Welcome and introductions
10:40 Marking time: a brief history of medals – Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals, the British Museum
11:30 A short guide to twentieth century British and Indian military medals – Alan Jeffreys, Senior Curator, Imperial War Museum
12:30 Storage of medals
Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money and Medals Network, the British Museum
13:00 LUNCH (provided)
14:00 Documentation of medals
14:50 From the artist’s workshop to the museum cabinet – Irene Gunston, Medallist and Sculptor/Metal Caster, British Art Medal Society
16:00 Displaying medals – Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money and Medals Network, the British Museum
16:30 Discussion – A chance to discuss the issues surrounding medals in museum collections and ask questions of the day’s speakers – Please remember to fill out your evaluation forms!