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MONEY & MEDALS

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Contact details: Mark Edwards, Hon. Keeper; Roger Dalladay, Hon. Curator of Coins

Tel: 01947 602908

Email: keeper@whitbymuseum.org.uk

 

Date of visit: n/a

 

Nature and extent of collection

Generally passive; some associated with archaeological displays. Some purchased through PAS. Modern UK coins purchased to bring to date.

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific strengths:Elizabeth II; Saxon (ex Whitby Abbey), military.

 

Library: A few coin books

 

 

Databases

Database used: All as catalogued

 

Proportion of collection on database: 75%

 

How much detail in database entries? Obverse, reverse

 

Are images incorporated? If possible

 

Is the database accessible to the public? n/a

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? n/a

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? n/a

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? n/a

 

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? Facilities can be made available in library, currently under restructuring

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? No

 

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? Not generally, though occasion coins/tokens/medals do come in

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house. If so, who, and in what areas? Yes, Mr Dalladay

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

 

Whitby Museum

Pannett Park,

Whitby,

North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

 

tel: 01947 602908

web: www.whitbymuseum.org.uk

Whitby Museum