MONEY & MEDALS
Department of Coins and Medals
The Fitzwilliam Museum
tel: 01223 332900
f: 01223 332923
email: fitzmuseum-coins @ lists.cam.ac.uk
Date of visit: 24 October 2012
Nature and extent of collection
All numbers below are estimated
Iron Age coins:
Roman (including provincial) coins:
European and world modern coins:
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?
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?
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?