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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 26, June 28, 2009, Article 7

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: MEDALS OF DISHONOUR

The Explorator newsletter published a link to a wonderful BBC audio slideshow highlighting a new British Museum exhibit on satirical medals titled Medals of Dishonour. Check it out! -Editor


Not all medals are cast to celebrate glory and heroism. There is a darker tradition of creating medals for moments of dishonour.

The British Museum is hosting an exhibition that looks at how this less well-known tradition has developed over the past 400 years - and also features special commissions from current artists.

Evan Davis was shown around by the co-curators, Philip Attwood and Felicity Powell.


Medals of Dishonour1
Medals of Dishonour2


To view the slide show, see: Audio slideshow: Medals of Dishonour (news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8117000/8117408.stm)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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