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Numismatic Training Day in West Midlands

March 31, 2106 – On Wednesday the 20th of April 2016 the Money and Medals Network and the University of Warwick will be holding a numismatic training day for people working and volunteering in West Midlands museums and other public institutions. The day will be hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient History on the Warwick University campus from 10.00 until 16.00 and will be free to attend.

The content of the day will focus on both curatorial and engagement subjects.

Programme of events: 
10.00 REGISTRATION Tea and Coffee to be served
10.30 The Money and Medals Network: Recent work and future plans
Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Money & Medals Network, the British Museum
11.00 Cataloguing coins, banknotes and medals on a museum database
Tanya Szrajber, Head of Documentation, the British Museum
11.30 BREAK
11.45 Coins, medals and banknotes: British Museum numismatic pinning techniques
Introduction to British Museum object pinning techniques including a practical demonstration and a chance to practice these skills. Led by Henry Flynn, the British Museum
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 Coins, the Curriculum and more
Megan Gooch, Learning Producer, Historic Royal Palaces
14.15 Meddling with medals
Janet Larkin, Curator of the Enlightenment Gallery, the British Museum
14.45 BREAK
15.00 The conservation of coins in museum collections
Speaker TBA
15.30 Discussion
16.00 END

The Money and Medals Network is an Arts Council England co-funded project which exists to build and develop relationships between UK museums and public institutions with numismatic collections to provide support in a climate of declining specialist expertise. Museums of all sizes with numismatic collections of all types are welcome to participate, and participation is free.

Bookings are being taken by the Department of Classics and Ancient History’s administrator Josie Brown so please contact her directly to reserve a space.

For more information on other events and the Money and Medals Network go to the network’s website.

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