Project curator: modern money
Department: Coins and
Until late 2014 Tom is responsible for the modern money collection, numbering more than 150,000 objects.
He is currently editing a book of short biographies of monetary terms called Symbols of Power (2014 forthcoming) as well as an exhibition about the First World War, entitled The other side of the medal: how Germany saw the First World War (9 May – 23 November 2014) to coincide with its centenary.
He is also responsible for coordinating volunteers and interns in the department.
Bubbles and bankruptcy : financial crises in Britain since 1700, Room 69a, 29 November 2012 - 5 May 2013
‘‘Mediocre essays in Medallic Vituperation’: German First World War medals and the British Museum’, The Medal, 64 (2014), 16-31
‘The British Museum and the Blitz: Coins and Medals in Wartime’, British Numismatic Journal, 82 (2012), 192-202