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Department of Coins and Medals

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street

Cambridge

CB2 1RB

 

website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/

tel: 01223 332900

f: 01223 332923

email: fitzmuseum-coins @ lists.cam.ac.uk

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Date of visit: 24 October 2012

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Greek coins:

Iron Age coins:

Roman (including provincial) coins:

British coins:

British tokens:

European and world modern coins:

African coins:

Paper Money:

Medals:

Paranumismatica:

 

Specific strengths:

 

Library:

 

 

Databases

Database used: Adlib

 

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? What is the URL if so?

 

 

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? Yes

 

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

 

 

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?

Martin Allen - Medieval

Richard Kelleher - Medieval and Modern

Adrian Popescu - Greek and Roman

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?

 

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