MONEY & MEDALS
The Old Library
tel: +44 (0)2920 346214
Contact details: Samantha Heale
Date of visit: 16 August 2016
Nature and extent of collection
46 pieces. A social history museum for Cardiff telling the history of the city through its people. The museum’s collecting remit is geographical, encompassing all the areas belonging to the city and county of Cardiff today. This includes costume, archaeology, industrial items, photographs, ephemera, oral histories and household items.
All numbers below are estimated
Medals (commemorative or military): 36
Specific strengths: Medals.
Database used: Adlib
Proportion of collection on database: Roughly 70%
How much detail in database entries? Spectrum compliant, plus personal stories from donors (where applicable), numismatic information such as die axis, where minted and production method not recorded.
Are images incorporated? Some records have images incorporated – this is an ongoing project.
Is the database accessible to the public? Due to launch in 2017.
Is the database publicly accessible online? See above.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.
Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.
Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? Yes.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes.
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.
ID and public enquiries
Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have connections with the Royal Mint Museum and the National Museum of Wales.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A