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We are pleased to announce the upcoming training sessions brought to you by the National Army Museum and the Money & Medals Network.

Medals Masterclass and Seminar Day – 9/06/2023 (10:15 – 16:00)

On Monday 9 October, the NAM, in partnership with the Money & Medals Network, will host a full-day seminar centred on medals. This wide-ranging day will include a brief introduction to military medals as well as a masterclass on the Victoria Cross by Michael Naxton, former Curator of The Ashcroft Collection. There will also be advice from an auction specialist on valuing medals and the medals market. This seminar day will be helpful for anyone with responsibility for military medals within museum collections.

MMN Training Day Programme

10.15 -10.30 Arrival & Registration

10.30 – 10-45 Welcome to the National Army Museum – Julian Farrance (NAM)

10.45 - 11.00 Introduction to the Money and Medals Network - Campbell Orchard (University of Warwick)

11.00 - 11.45 Overview of Military Medals - Belinda Day (NAM)

11.45 – 12.00 Break

12.00 -13.15 The Victoria Cross Masterclass – Michael Naxton (former Curator of the Lord Ashcroft Collection)

N.B. This session will be filmed, and a link provided to all attendees

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.30 Medal Valuations – John Millensted (Spink)

14.30 - 15.00 The Arts Council England/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund - Leanne Manfredi and Deborah Wade-France (V&A)

15.00 -16 00 Explore the National Army Museum galleries (optional)

16.00 Depart

Refreshments and drinks will be provided, only limited spaces are available.

Please note all times are approximate. Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.