MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)24 7637 6158
Contact details: Catherine Nisbet; enquiries should be marked
FAO the Assistant Museum Officer
Date of visit: 30 May 2017
Nature and extent of collection
600 pieces. Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery cares for approximately 15,000 objects in the permanent collection. This includes fine and decorative art, social and industrial history, personalia and world culture. Most of the objects in the collection have been donated by local people.
All numbers below are estimated
Roman coins: 42
British coins: 192
British tokens: 61 trade tokens
European coins: 90
Asian coins: 15
Middle Eastern coins: 7
African coins: 5
American coins: 22
Modern and paper money: 7 notes
Medals (commemorative or military): 148
Other: 23 items in the ethnography collection
Specific strengths: A large selection of medals collected by Colonel Albert Melly; medal to commemorate the Works of Industry of all Nations dated 1851.
Database used: Vernon Systems
Proportion of collection on database: 97%
How much detail in database entries? Basic, provenance is not known for all entries.
Are images incorporated? No.
Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, on request and under supervision.
Is the database publicly accessible online? No.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.
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? Not since 2001.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, magnifying glasses can be provided.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? Yes but it does not feature any numismatic material.
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? Our current outreach officer holds some knowledge in this area.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Local and broader contacts can be drawn on for specific enquiries.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A