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Numismatic Book Presentation and Discussion on 10 December 2020: The Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, in the Year 2030?


The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s Münzkabinett (Numismatic Collection) invites viewers to a Webex event on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 6 pm (in German). It includes the presentation of the book Münzkabinett. Menschen Münzen Medaillen and contributions by SPK President Hermann Parzinger, the Numismatic Collection’s support association and staff members at the Münzkabinett.

Commentary and Contributions from the Münzkabinett on 10 December 2020

As part of the book presentation with Hermann Parzinger, president of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), Münzkabinett staff talk about plans for the coming years. The topics under discussion focus on the museum in the 21st century, digital transformation, provenance research, the collaboration with the Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), exhibitions and upcoming projects.

Access to the video event via Cisco Webex

The People, Coins and Medals Behind the Münzkabinett

The Münzkabinett is a museum undergoing change in 2020. Its roots reach back to the 16th-century Kunstkammer (art and curiosities chambers) assembled by the Brandenburg electors. Its founding director, Julius Friedländer, united these numismatic collections into one, helping the Münzkabinett to attain museum status in 1868. The collection, which now includes more than 540,000 coins, medals and other numismatic objects, is the largest archive of past, historical currencies in Germany. It ranks among the five most important coin collections in the world.

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