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ANS Partners with Google Arts & Culture

October 24, 2017
New York
for immediate release

ANS Partners with Google Arts & Culture to Present Online Exhibits

The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present online exhibits of its collections through the Google Cultural Institute. This free platform allows the ANS to showcase its collections and exhibitions through leveraging web design tools created by Google for non-profit cultural institutions. In presenting its exhibitions online through Google, the ANS joins hundreds of other world-class international museums and organizations including the Acropolis Museum, Australian War Memorial, the Presidential Libraries and Museums, the British Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters from the Great War marks ANS’s first online exhibition, presented in seven sections. Featuring every medal and poster from the actual exhibit hosted at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from January 27 until April 9, 2017, online guests can browse high-definition images, view video, engage with maps, and link directly to the ANS’s object database for more information about the items on display. Guests can also browse the exhibited medals and posters by place of manufacture, by material, by date, and also individually.

“The main goal of partnering with the Google Cultural Institute is to make the ANS’s collections more widely available in a curated way,” Andrew Reinhard, project manager and ANS Director of Publications said. “There is no way that the ANS could show all of its collections in its gallery space, and not everyone is able to visit us in New York, so this allows us to create public, online exhibits featuring currency and medals from underserved collections as well as many of the highlights unique to the ANS.”


Dr. Bland Receives 2017 Huntington Award

Press Release August 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society Awards its 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr. Roger Bland. The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to award Dr. Roger Bland the 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of…
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ANS Repatriates Coins to Salzburg Museum

Press Release May 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) welcomed the Director and CEO of the Salzburg Museum, Direktor Hon.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Hochleitner, Consul General of the Austrian Consulate Dr. Georg Heindl, and Dr. Peter Lecheuaŭer, an attorney representing the Salzburg Museum, to New York for the…
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ANS Twitter Followers Exceeds 5,000

Press Release May 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that @anscoins, the Society’s Twitter account, now has over 5,000 followers. In keeping with the mission of the ANS to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics, this milestone bodes well for…
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New Image-Based Roman Coin Identification

Press Release May 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce a new interface for Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), which allows non-specialists, hobbyists, collectors, archaeologists, and others to browse Roman Imperial coins by image for free online. People can compare the coins in…
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ANS Awarded Funding for Open Book Program

Press Release April 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The digitization of the American Numismatic Society’s backlist of monographs has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the joint NEH-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the ANS’s book-length publications through 2010 will be made available for free online…
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NEH Funds Hellenistic Royal Coinages Project

Press Release March 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the American Numismatic Society (ANS) a substantial grant of $262,000 to fund the web-based Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project. Under the direction of Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen and Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber,…
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ANS Announces Harry W. Fowler Lecture

Press Release April 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2017 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Phillip B. Wagoner, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Wesleyan University. The lecture will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at…
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Accepting Applications For 2017 Seminar

With a deadline of  February 10, 2017, The ANS is now accepting applications for the 63rd Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 5 through July 28, 2017. For over half a century, the American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and museum…
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New Lecture Series, “Money Talks”

New York, NY - The American Numismatic Society (ANS) curators and Fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations,” that begins in January 2017. In this monthly interactive lecture series, meant to introduce topics of general numismatic interest to members and the general public, attendees will have the opportunity to…
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