2016 May Enews

Assist the ANS

The ANS is having a very busy and productive 2016! But we need your support so we can continue the momentum that we have built up so far this year. Please make a 100% tax-deductible donation to our Mid-Year Appeal today!

Archer M. Huntington Award and Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the ANS will present the 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award to Dr. Michael Alram, Director of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Alram will give the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture entitled “Money and Power in Ancient Bactria.” The lecture will begin at 6:00 PM at the ANS headquarters, and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 PM. Registration is required to membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 117.
A subscription dinner will be held following the event at a nearby restaurant. Pre-registration is required. Contactmembership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 117 for information.
New Exhibit Features ANS Medals
The ANS has five medals on loan to the American Philosophical Society (APS) for their new exhibit “Gathering Voices: Thomas Jefferson and Native America.” This exhibit, which opened at the end of April, presents Thomas Jefferson’s interest in Native American culture and languages. Featured in the exhibit are a George Washington oval peace medal and several Thomas Jefferson peace medals – smallmedium, andlarge versions – that demonstrate the voyage of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery in the APS show. The exhibit is available to view through the end of December 2016. Learn more about this exhibit.
ANS Magazine at Press

The second issue of the 2016 ANS Magazine (volume 15) is at the printer and will mail in early June. As with the past five issues, readers will be able to access the online edition as soon as the issues are shipped. Contents include “Gateway to the World, Corner of Nowhere: Provence in the Merovingian Period,” by David Yoon, “Saint Joan of the Upper West Side: A New York Statue Turns 100,” by David Hill, “Subverting Currency: Money, Art, and Message,” by Andrew Reinhard, and the regular columns on Collections, News, a letter from the Executive Director, and a book review by Oliver Hoover.

Membership Renewals

Many of our members have shown their support of the ANS by renewing their memberships for 2016, and we sincerely appreciate their continuing commitment. Ensure that you continue to receive the quarterly ANS Magazine and a 30% discount on publications by renewing your membership. Do so easily via the ANS website, or by contacting Catherine atmembership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 117.

Please renew today!

Book Available to Order

John Cunnally’s Irritamenta: Numismatic Treasures of a Renaissance Collector (Numismatic Studies 31), is available for purchase. This two-volume slip-cased set of plates and catalogues features the complete collection of over 1,200 ancient coins owned by Andreas Loredan, a 16th-century Venetian patrician. The introductory essay details the history of the collection, a biography of the collector, and a glimpse into the career of the unnamed artist whose draftsmanship and skill were on par with Titian, Palladio, and others.
Member price is $140, non-Member price is $200.
Book Sale Thank You

The ANS wishes to thank everyone who purchased books during our annual spring sale. We look forward to doing it again in 2017!


Tech Conference in London

ANS Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber will be presenting at the 2016 XML London, a two-day conference on the applied use of XML. Ethan’s paper, “Using XForms to Create, Publish, and Manage Linked Open Data,” explores the underlying data models and software architecture behind Nomisma.org, and discusses how it serves as the backbone for the future of numismatics research and its fundamental role in making projects like OCRE, CRRO, and PELLA possible. The conference takes place June 4-5, 2016. Visithttp://xmllondon.com for more information.


Coin Find Database Meeting

The fifth annual European Coin Find Network/Nomisma.orgmeeting in Caen, France, was attended by Ethan Gruber, ANS Director of Data Science, at the end of April. Ethan presented updates to ANS digital projects and Nomisma.org over the last year and led a workshop on querying and visualizing numismatic data in Nomisma. Learn more about the meeting.

Hellenistic Art Symposium with Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan

Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director of the ANS, presented “Early Portraits of Alexander the Great: The Numismatic Evidence” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art during a two-day symposium in early May on the significance of Hellenistic art.

Conference at Yale

A one-day conference on Quantifying Problems in Ancient History was presented by The Economic Growth Center of the Yale Economics Department at Yale University in early May. Dr. Gilles Bransbourg, ANS Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins, discussed how joint papyrological and numismatic data revealed a major Roman coinage reform from the fourth-century CE. Read more about this conference.

Conference at Stanford University

Dr. Peter van Alfen, ANS Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins, presented “Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics” during a workshop on approaches to data scarcity in Ancient History at Stanford’s Humanity Center in late April. Read about this workshop.

Advertise in the Award-Winning ANS Magazine

Support the ANS by advertising in the award-winning quarterly ANS Magazine. The ad deadline for issue no. 3 of 2016 is July 13. For more information about advertising rates and specs, visit the advertising page or contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at magazine@numismatics.orgor 212-571-4470 ext. 112.

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Recent Acquisitions

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