12th international symposium of medals- slovakia
The main idea of the International Symposium of Medals (ISM) in Kremnica - which will be held between 14 October until 10 November 2013 - is to create favorable conditions for the creative work of the participating authors, contribute to the exchange of information and creative stimuli on the international level. The event is an opportunity for medallists from different countries to get to know the present-day life and cultural activity in Slovakia, to acquaint themselves with the rich history of the town of Kremnica, with its tradition of producing coins and medals. It offers the opportunity of learning about the possibilities for the further development of the medallic art with regard for the activity of the Kremnica Mint, which has operated without interruption for almost 700 years.
During the symposium participants create designs for one original struck two-sided medal and designs for five cast one-sided medals or plackets. The medals realized during the symposium will be presented at the exhibition in the numismatic exhibition of the NBS-MMM. The exhibition opening will take place on 9th November 2013.
Interested persons should send an application form at latest by 31st May 2013.
"new creation" INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2013 - bulgaria
For anyone who ended their earthly path on the faithful December date, it was indeed the end of the world. But for millions of others, born that day and later on, this was just the beginning of the world. An exciting beginning full of happiness and joy, but also some angst and problems. All intertwined with the Earth, the water, animals or even other planets...Those are also the topics of the newest international medallic project of MSSS for 2013 - "New Creation".
medal workshop for children at the university museum
of bergen - norway
Today, very few artists in Norway work in the medallic format. So, one has to start from the bottom to revitalize this tradition in Norway, and eventually having artists who are interested in the possibilities provided by the character and size of medallic art.
Hence, on Sunday the 18th November the University museum of Bergen invited children to a 'medal workshop' between noon and 3pm. While the Norwegian FIDEM delegate showed various kinds of medals, explaining the tradition and the art form, children between 8 and 12 sat down, with or without their parents, to create their very own medals on premade soft clay disks with a diameter between 67 and 85 mm. Needing a material soft enough for small fingers, the material chosen was an air drying modeling clay (a better yet still soft material than the one actually used could probably be found).
The photos show a few of the medals produced. The workshop turned out to be quite popular, attended by a number of children during these three hours. Even some parents started trying out how to make medals! This was a first, and obviously, there are many things which should be adjusted and improved, but we do plan making this an offer to children, and then moving on to the art education on college level. Then perhaps, medal making shall manage to arouse the interest of the art academies in this country.
LYON, BORDEAUX, New york and much wenlock, Shropshire
Four cities with art medal exhibitions
Major General Sir Isaac Brock on medal
The Brock Family and the people of Guernsey are very proud of the actions of General Brock during his long service in Canada, including his preparations for War, his efforts to raise militia units and make alliances with the Native peoples, and of course his daring actions at Detroit and Queenston Heights. The island held a day of celebrations on October 13th 2012
For the occasion, silver and gold medals were minted at the Guernsey Mint & Bullion Company commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, ‘Hero of Upper Canada’.
The medals have been designed by General Brock’s 1st cousin 6x removed Oliver Brock, and carry a portrait of Sir Isaac Brock on the obverse, with a compound image of the Battle of Queenston Heights on the reverse, with the motto ‘Push on the York Volunteers’ around the rim.
"freedom" INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2013 - poland
teyler's museum - haarlem (the netherlands)
jaap van der veen / teylers museum prize for the contemporary art medal
The first prize was awarded to...
INTERNET PORTAL- russia
The Coins&Medals Department of the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has developed an internet portal of their collection. At the moment it is the only resource of this kind existing in the Russian Federation. One of the main aims of this resource is to provide access to the electronic database of the museum numismatic collections for the public and specialists.