Philip Attwood Left the British Museum After 41 Years

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Philip Attwood left the British Museum on 1st May 2020 after forty-one years in the Department of Coins and Medals and ten years as Keeper. He will be replaced for an interim period by Jane Portal, the Museum’s Keeper of Asia. The address for all enquiries remains the same.

Gareth Williams, the Museum’s Curator of Early Medieval Coins, will take over from Philip as Chair of the Money & Medals Network Steering Group. Gareth has been a leading figure in the Network since its formation and is a founder member of the Steering Group. The medal collection now comes under Tom Hockenhull, Curator of Medals and Modern Coins. For an in-depth discussion of Philip’s career see the International Numismatic Council webpage.

This article was originally published by the Money & Medals Network. You can subscribe to the Money & Medals Newsletter free of charge on the MMN website.

If you’d like to know more about Philip Attwood, you should read our Who’s Who.

And here you can find out more about the new head of the medal collection, Tom Hockenhull.