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MONEY & MEDALS

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Date of visit: n/a

 

Nature and extent of collection

The museum has a collection of coins, medals and tokens. Present collection policy limits further collection to local items.

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Roman coins: Yes

British coins: Yes

British tokens: Yes

Medals: Yes

 

Specific strengths: n/a

 

Library: Local History and Scottish collections. Coins and medals, a few

 

 

Databases

Database used:

 

Proportion of collection on database: 90%

 

How much detail in database entries? Number, name, description, materials, size, location.

 

Are images incorporated? Yes – 50%

 

Is the database accessible to the public? No

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? 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? Magnifying glasses are available

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? Yes

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes

 

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? n/a

 

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

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

Manse Street

Saltcoats

Ayrshire

KA21 5HB

 

tel: 01294 464174

web: www.ers.north-ayrshire.gov.uk.cfm

email: naheritage @ north-ayrshire.gov.uk

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre