Conference to mark 150 years of the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals

Coin of Henry VI: The first coin acquired by the Department of Coins and Medals in 1861The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals will mark its 150th birthday with a conference on the future of numismatics. 

It was in 1860 that the Museum trustees decided to divide up the Department of Antiquities and create a new Department of Coins and Medals. 

The 150th anniversary of the founding of the department will be marked by a conference on the subject of UK museums and the future of numismatics. It will be held at the British Museum on Friday 18 February 2011.

For more information contact Janet Larkin:  jlarkin@britishmuseum.org.


Image: coin of Henry VI, minted in London. The first coin acquired by the new Department of Coins and Medals in 1861.