The story of the European medals


MedalsThis exhibition shows the development of the medals in Europe between the 17th and 19th century. The exhibition illustrates the changes medals went through the centuries and displays a wide range of various medal works from the different kings and rulers in Europe.

At the exhibition visitors have the chance to have a closer look on these rare and unique master pieces and you can also discover more on the exhibited objects history as well. The exhibition displays several medals to the audience and some of them have never been exhibited before. First the medals were commemorated the biggest and most important events of the life of the emperor such as diplomatic success, family success, constructions of public buildings and victories at wars and so on. The exhibition shows medals from the period of Louis XIV of France, Frederic the Great of Prussia and Napoleon. The exhibition Stories in Metal. Art and Power in European Medals is shown at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona and it is held from 17th October in 2014 until 18th October in 2015. The entrance fee for the exhibition is for € 3.50.

Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

If you want to know more on the exhibition and the museum check the official site.

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