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Coin Room

April 10, 2016 - Sustainible Futures

The British Museum has a money room. It houses all sorts of currency including coins, paper, stones, plastic, shells and rf-tags.

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Also on display at the British Museum is an education project by Artist and designer Heidi Hindler, featuring a group of young people that re-imagined currency through undertaking a design process. The coins that they designed represent a wide range of ideas, for example:

“surveillance and state control, symbols of infinity, freedom and love; from expressions of financial lack to being financially on track, the effects of money inscribed by the young people were insightful and revealing. Some coins humorously commented on the cost of living with the words ‘arm’ and ‘leg’ while other designs were abstract, like the very notion of money.”
(Hindler, 2016)

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