The creation of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University

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Abstract

The Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatics was established at Macquarie University in 2000. This was an unusual event for there are few numismatic research centres in any university around the world. It was also an important new institution within Australia for ancient world studies. This article reviews its establishment through a bequest from Dr. W.L. Gale and his wife Mrs. Janet Gale. It looks at their aims and plans. It also examines the means by which ACANS seeks to pursue the goals set out in the centre’s constitution. Special note is made of the role of the Gale numismatic collections in promoting research and the teaching of numismatics. Finally, the article examines something of the diverse activities which ACANS pursues to encourage student involvement and public interest in the discipline of numismatics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Numismatic Association of Australia
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • ACANS
  • Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies
  • Macquarie University
  • Numismatics in Australian Universities
  • Dr W.L. Gale and Mrs Janet Gale

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