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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham

B3 3DH

 

tel: +44 (0)121 303 1966

 

website: www.bmag.org.uk

 

email: BMAG.Enquiries@birminghammuseums.org.uk

 

 

Contact details: David Symons

 

Date of visit: 27 November 2012

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

AWAITING FULL COLLECTIONS INFORMATION FROM VENUE

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Specific strengths: 

 

Library: 

 

 

Databases

 

Database used:

 

Proportion of collection on database:

 

How much detail in database entries?

 

Are images incorporated?

 

Is the database accessible to the public?

 

Is the database publicly accessible online?

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays?

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays?

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions?

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what?

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility?

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided?

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection?

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions?

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures?

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections?

 

 

ID and public enquiries

 

Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries?

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas?

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas?

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums?