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Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Stables

Ravensknowle park

Wakefield Road

Huddersfield

HD5 8DJ

 

tel: +44 (0)1484 221000 ext 74537

 

website: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/museums-galleries-history/museum-collections.aspx

 

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.

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

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.

 

 

Display

 

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.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

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