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MONEY & MEDALS

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South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

Ocean Road

South Shields

Tyne and Wear

NE33 2JA

 

tel: +44 (0)191 211 5599

 

website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

 

email: info@southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

 

 

Contact details: Adam Bell

 

Date of visit: 27 June 2017

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

Large collection of coins and medals.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

British coins: Yes. Including from Gateshead, Stockton-on-Tees, South Shields.

British tokens: Yes, trade tokens.

European coins: Yes, including from Germany and Finland.

Asian coins: Yes, including from China and Japan.

American coins: Yes.

Modern and paper money: Yes, including world coinage.

Medals (commemorative or military): Yes, including some World War One medals.

Other: Badges, coin weights and scales.

 

 

Specific strengths: British coins, world coinage.

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: EMU

 

Proportion of collection on database: N/A

 

How much detail in database entries? N/A

 

Are images incorporated? N/A

 

Is the database accessible to the public? N/A

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.

 

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? N/A

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? Yes.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? N/A

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? N/A

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A

 

 

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? N/A

 

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