The upcoming medals conference in Boston is shaping up to be a landmark event. A few spaces are available but pre-registration is mandatory. Here's a reminder and overview
passed along by John Sallay. If you're thinking of attending but haven't registered yet, please do so ASAP. -Editor
Art and Memory: The Role of Medals
Conference organized by the Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00AM - 6:30PM, at the MHS, 1154 Boylston
Street, Boston, MA; Dinner afterward (at the Colonnade Hotel), 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Over 80 serious collectors have already registered for this unprecedented conference on medals and medal collecting, organized by The Medal Collectors of America and the
Massachusetts Historical Society. Since the conference space at the MHS can accommodate only 100 people, anyone interested who hasn’t yet signed up should register now, at
The theme, Art and Memory: The Role of Medals, was chosen to have wide appeal, with social events added to provide some fun, and encourage discussion among medal
collectors and others who are not yet collectors, all in an extraordinary location.
This conference will include a series of presentations on the role medals have played in American history, the evolution of medallic art, and the ways medals have reflected
American culture up to the 21st century. Presenters will include: Anne Bentley, John Sallay, Alan Stahl, Patrick McMahon, Jonathan Brecher, Len Augsburger, and Ute Wartenberg
In addition, two panel discussions will focus on the artistic beauty and collectability of medals. One panel discussion will cover the stylistic developments from Renaissance
medallic art to contemporary art medals (“The Art of the Medal”). The second panel will explore the individual passions that drive numismatists to build their unique collections
(“Why Collect Medals?”). Panelists will include several noted numismatists: John W. Adams, Q. David Bowers, Cory Gilliland, Robert Hoge, Scott Miller, Ira Rezak, Rob Rodriguez,
and Stephen Scher.
Anne Bentley will also arrange a special exhibit of medals from the fabulous MHS collection, including the unique Comitia Americana set of silver medals presented by Thomas
Jefferson on behalf of Congress to George Washington in 1790, the unique gold Manly medal, a Columbia and Washington medal, and many more rare and extraordinary pieces.
There is a $75 per person conference fee, including lunch and the cocktail reception, with dinner afterward optional at an additional $95 per person.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
2018 BOSTON MCA CONFERENCE UPDATE (http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n17a16.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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