History of the Royal Mint talk Online

May 12, 2022 · ,
Discover the History of the Royal Mint with Chris Barker...

Discover the history of the Royal Mint which stretches back over 1100 years, making it one of the oldest manufactures in the world. This talk will explore the work of the Mint over the centuries and highlight some of the star objects in the Museum's collection.

Chris Barker read History at the University of York where he also completed an MA in Cultural Heritage Management in 2011. The following year he began working as Assistant Curator at the Royal Mint Museum. He regularly gives talks on the history of the Royal Mint and has spoken on topics as varied as the Royal Mint during the First World War through to the introduction of the £1 coin. He has published on the history of the Mint at Llantrisant and is currently researching the role of the Sovereign in post-war Europe.


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- We are limiting numbers in the conference rooms.

- We kindly ask all visitors to sessions to clean their hands regularly. There will be hand sanitiser available in the workshop spaces and around the museum.

- The windows and doors will be open as much as possible for ventilation. It may be cold!

- Our staff will keep their distance, and may wear a face covering.

- Our spaces and galleries have been assessed with a CO2 monitor for ventilation.

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    Leeds City Museum is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries. Leeds Museums and Galleries is responsible for 9 of the City's museums and galleries. These are Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds City Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds Discovery Centre, Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam House and Thwaite Mills Watermill. We also care for 1.3 million objects and have one fo the largest collections in the UK.

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