MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)1484 221000 ext 74537
email: [email protected]
Contact details: Katina Bill
Date of visit: TBC
Nature and extent of collection
1,700 pieces. The aim is to develop and maintain a collection that helps tell the story of the public and personal lives of the people within the area now covered by the Kirklees boundary.
Historically, the collecting policy was much wider, and may have aimed to acquire a broad British representation.
All numbers below are estimated
Greek coins: 13
Roman coins: 125
British tokens: 200
Modern and paper money: 101 banknotes
Medals (commemorative or military): 307
Paranumismatica: 140 checks, 83 love tokens
Specific strengths: Local checks and tokens.
Database used: Modes.
Proportion of collection on database: Unknown.
How much detail in database entries? This varies.
Are images incorporated? 184 records feature images.
Is the database accessible to the public? No.
Is the database publicly accessible online? No.
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? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.
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? No.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A