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MONEY & MEDALS

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Nantwich Museum

Pillory Street

Nantwich

CHESHIRE

CW5 5BQ

 

tel: +44 (0)1270 627104

 

website: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk

 

email: enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk

 

 

Contact details: Kate Dobson, Museum Manager;

Colin Davies, Museum Assistant

 

Date of visit: TBC

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

Around 100 pieces. Nantwich Museum exists to tell the story of Nantwich’s rich history by collecting, safeguarding and making accessible local artefacts which it holds in trust for society, and to provide a centre for the inspiration, learning and enjoyment of all.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Roman coins: Fewer than 100

British coins: Fewer than 10

British tokens: Fewer than 10

Modern and paper money: Fewer than 5 pieces

Medals (commemorative or military): Fewer than 20

Specific strengths: Roman coins; medals,

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Modes

 

Proportion of collection on database: Working towards 100%

 

How much detail in database entries? Basic information only.

 

Are images incorporated? Some records have images incorporated – this is an ongoing project.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? No.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? No.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Yes, we have had coin events for metal detectorists.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? Yes, on request.

 

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

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? Yes.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes – this is something we’re developing as part of the Treasure Plus project.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? 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? Yes – Colin Davies, Numismatics.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have contacts at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester and British Museum, as well as our local PAS Finds Liaison Officer.

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? We don’t have capacity for this at present

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