A Momentous Year for the Royal Mint Museum

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 by The Royal Mint Museum

Visitor Centre

The Museum staff on a tour of the Visitor Centre
Happy New Year and welcome to our 2016 blog. The Museum would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and to give you a brief summary of our Inventory Project along with a sneak preview of some of the exciting events coming up this year. ..

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Writings on the Wall: Preserving the Prisoner Graffiti at the Tower of London

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum

An electrotype of Prisoner graffiti from the Tower of London

Electrotype of prisoner graffiti at the Tower of London
Since completing a catalogue of the coinage, medal and seal material in the main store, we have taken the opportunity to look more closely at some of the remaining objects. Of particular interest was a set of boxes labelled ‘Tower of London’, containing a series of electrotypes featuring various inscriptions and ranging from crudely scratched names and dates, or tags, to lengthy passages of text and detailed artistic impressions.  ..

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Inventory Project Update

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum

Coin cabinets in the Museum

Coin cabinets in the Museum
Since the last update from the Inventory Project we have been working to reorganise and catalogue more of the museum collection. The formidable job of recording the plaster models, rubber moulds and electrotypes is now complete. ..

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Pest Management Strategy

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by The Royal Mint Museum

Housekeeping duties

One of our Collections Assistants carrying out weekly housekeeping duties
At the Royal Mint Museum, weekly housekeeping is an important part of our duties as collections assistants and much of this activity is aimed to control populations of insect pests. These pests such as silverfish and carpet beetle larvae can cause significant damage to the organic materials within the museum’s collection such as paper, textile and wood. As a large part of the museum’s collection consists of books, documents, framed art and wooden boxed objects we take this threat very seriously.  ..

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Welcome to the Royal Mint Museum Blog. Here you’ll get to meet the faces behind the Museum and find out how our hard-working team cares for this exceptional and varied collection. You’ll find entries on our favourite objects, how we’re looking after the objects, and the work being done to interpret and research the collection. You may also from time to time get a sneak preview of exciting projects and future exhibitions.


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