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MONEY & MEDALS

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Victoria Gallery & Museum

University of Liverpool

Ashton Street

Liverpool

L69 3DR

 

tel: +44 (0)151 794 2348

 

website: http://vgm.liv.ac.uk/

 

email: vgm@liv.ac.uk

 

 

Contact details: Moira Lindsay; Jade Ryan

 

Date of visit: 2 April 2013

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

197 pieces. Relatively small collection of coins and medals, which are largely Liverpool University-related.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

British tokens: 7

European coins: 29

American coins: 3

Medals: 190 (153 of which are British)

Paranumismatica: 7 tickets

Specific strengths: University of Liverpool Medals.

 

Library: Around 10 specialist medals books.

 

Databases

 

Database used: Adlib Museum

 

Proportion of collection on database: 100% (medals only)

 

How much detail in database entries? N/A

 

Are images incorporated? Yes.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Not yet. We are currently in the process of making the database publicly accessible on Adlib Collection Cloud.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? Not yet, please see above.

 

 

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? Not specifically, but some medals have been incorporated into larger exhibitions.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? No but there is a multipurpose area with a table etc. nearby.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, we can provide magnifying glasses.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? No.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Not currently.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes.

 

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 don’t actively offer an identification service but we do respond to enquiries whether they’re directly linked to the collection or not.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No but we have more general art historical & archaeological knowledge.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, there is expertise at the World Museum Liverpool, part of National Museums Liverpool.

 

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

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