The Royal Mint Museum has recently welcomed two new members of staff.
While the Assistant Curator of Collections Sarah Tyley is on maternity leave, her post will be covered by Arran Rees, who joined the team in August.
Abigail Kenvyn started soon after in September, as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions.
This week saw the start of a new programme of visits to local primary schools. The Museum's Education and Learning Manager, along with Paul Binning and Scott Kuperus from the Royal Mint visited Yggg Llantrisant to talk about the striking of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals. Pupils from the school really enjoyed the visit and members of staff commented how impressed they were with the number of questions the pupils asked at the end.If you are from a primary school local to the Royal Mint and would like a visit from the Royal Mint Museum, please contact us.
Preparations are being made for objects from the Royal Mint Museum's collection to travel to Latvia for a special exhibition. The objects, including plasters, drawings and coins, are to be displayed in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the independent Latvian currency. From 1924, the Royal Mint has played an important role developing the coinage of the Republic of Latvia, striking virtually all of its silver coins. This exhibition, which will be on display at the Bank of Latvia, will be the first time the Royal Mint Museum has displayed objects in the country.
More than one thousand years of British history was brought right up to date for Business Minister Edwina Hart when Kevin Clancy, the Museum's Director gave her a tour of the collection.For more information on the visit please see the Welsh Government website at http://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/businessandeconomy/2012/6697103/?lang=en
Graham Dyer, the Museum's Senior Research Curator, gave a talk on Sir Isaac Newton at the Royal Mint at this month's Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham. The talk was well received and attended by over 50 people.