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MONEY & MEDALS

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Greaves Street

Oldham

OL1 1AL

 

tel: +44 (0)161 770 4653

 

website: www.galleryoldham.org.uk

 

email: sean.baggaley@oldham.gov.uk

 

 

Contact details: Sean Baggaley

 

Date of visit: TBA

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

1500 pieces. The collections held within the museum reflect life in Oldham. The numismatic collection is relatively small but has specific strengths in local tokens and commemorative medals.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Roman coins: 40

British coins: 550

British tokens: 400

European coins: 100

Medals: 350

Specific strengths: Local tokens and commemorative medals.

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: CALM

 

Proportion of collection on database: 70%

 

How much detail in database entries? This varies.

 

Are images incorporated? No.

 

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? Not at the moment, but there are plans to provide this facility in the future.

 

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

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? Yes - a small handling collection is occasionally used for reminiscence work.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Sometimes, yes.

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? Yes - in the past badge making has been a part of engagement sessions related to medal collections.

 

 

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? Manchester Museum's numismatic expertise is occasionally called upon.

 

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

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