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Stratford Park

Stratford Road

Stroud

GL5 4AF

 

tel: +44 (0)1453 763394

 

website: www.museuminthepark.org.uk

 

email: museum@stroud.gov.uk

 

 

Contact details: Alexia Clark; Fern Ryan; Kevin Ward

 

Date of visit: 19 November 2014

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

3000 pieces. The primary aim is to collect objects made, used or found locally. Also, historically we have acquired collections put together by local people which account for a small number of foreign coins.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Greek coins: 23

Iron Age coins: c coins; 1 currency bar

Roman coins: 179

British coins: Around 2000

British tokens: 466

European coins: Around 250

African coins: 3

American coins: 2

Modern and paper money: 14 banknotes – 6 foreign, 8 British

Medals: 184

Paranumismatica: Up to 100

Other: Up to 100

Specific strengths: British coins and tokens, European coins.

 

Library: Around fifty volumes: mainly generic books on British coinage, a few books on Romano British coinage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Microsoft Access

 

Proportion of collection on database: 100%

 

How much detail in database entries? Variable from as little as ‘coin’ to nicely detailed entries with provenance and useable data.

 

Are images incorporated? No.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Not directly, although staff will provide information from it to enquirers on request.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? No.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes, but very limited.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Sometimes, 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? Not at present, but students can be accommodated on request and under supervision.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Some equipment can be provided, yes.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? There are a small number of coins within the separate handling collection run by the learning team.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Only as supplementary objects – there are no sessions directly focussed on them.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Occasionally, yes.

 

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? Yes, we have access to FLO in Gloucester/Bristol for assistance with archaeological finds.

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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