MONEY & MEDALS
Headstone Manor & Museum
tel: +44 (0)20 8863 6720
Contact details: Stacey Anne Bagdi, Collections & Exhibitions Officer (Curator); Kerry Blackburn, Cultural Development Manager
Date of visit: TBC
Nature and extent of collection
200 pieces. Predominately social history but also Archaeology, Fine Art, Industrial, Archival, Natural History, Books, Maps and Photographs. Reflects the history of the people and places in Harrow.
All numbers below are estimated
Roman coins: 2
British coins: around 88
European coins: 2 Irish Florins
Asian coins: 1 East India Company coin
Medals (commemorative or military): 102
Specific strengths: War medals.
Database used: CALM
Proportion of collection on database: 0%
How much detail in database entries? Minimal detail.
Are images incorporated? Only records for objects on display (fewer than 10) include images.
Is the database accessible to the public? Not currently, but it will be after October 2020.
Is the database publicly accessible online? Not currently.
Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.
Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes - coins are interspersed within the displays eg. Roman, Georgian etc.
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 currently, but we have plans to create a new one.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? Not specifically for numismatic objects.
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? We accept email enquiries but we do not take any requests for identification purposes at the door.
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? Yes, via other colleagues in the sector.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A