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Festival Books

October 4, 2004–January 28, 2005
East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

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original exhibition poster
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Overview: Medals and coins were popular collectors’ items as far back as antiquity. Focusing on France, Italy, and England, this exhibition looked at the relationship between this collecting activity, and a genre of printed books that grew up around it from the 16th to the 18th century.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services, was curator.

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