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The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815 to 1825
Open 11 May to 14 September 2018 Details
Medal Collectors of America and MHS Conference
There is a $75 per person conference fee, with dinner afterward optional at an additional $95 per person.
This conference on medals and medal collecting will include a series of presentations on the role medals have played in America history, the evolution of medallic art, and the ways medals have reflected American culture up through the 20th century. In addition, a panel discussion will cover the stylistic developments from Renaissance medallic art to contemporary art medals (“The Art of the Medal”). A second panel will explore the individual passions that drive numismatists to build their unique collections (“Why Collect Medals?”).
Presenters will include:
- Len Augsburger, Coordinator, Newman Numismatic Portal, Washington University in St. Louis
- Anne Bentley, Curator of Art & Artifacts, Massachusetts Historical Society
- Jonathan Brecher, co-author of “So-Called Dollars: An Illustrated Standard Catalogue”
- Alan Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University
Medallic America: Allegorical Representations of America on European and American Medals
- Patrick McMahon, Director of Exhibitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Panelists will include several noted numismatists:
- John Adams
- Q. David Bowers
- Cory Gilliland
- Robert Hoge
- Scott Miller
- Ira Rezak
- Rob Rodriguez
- John Sallay
- Stephen Scher
A cocktail reception at the MHS will conclude the conference in the late afternoon, followed by an optional dinner at Brasserie JO, a celebrated French bistro just a 10-minute walk from the MHS in the Colonnade Hotel.
A list of nearby hotels is available by request. The Colonnade Hotel has offered a special rate for conference attendees who make reservations before Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
- The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Conference Rate for November 9-11: $299 (plus tax)
Follow this link for group code MCA09A: MCA/MHS Conference Dinner Block - booking link
MHS is proud to partner with the Medal Collectors of America, a national organization dedicated to the study and collection of artistic and historical medals. For further information, please see www.medalcollectors.org.close