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The Medal and the Book

July 3, 2004–April 3, 2005
West Building, Ground Floor, G-21

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

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. Neal Turtell, executive librarian, and Eleonora Luciano, associate curator of sculpture, were cocurators.

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