Glory, Blood and Power: Money and War through the Ages

Glory, Blood and Power: Money and War through the Ages

February 1, 2024 – April 27, 2024

Exhibition Details

The Glory, Blood and Power: Money and War through the Ages exhibition examines the interplay between money, power, and the capacity to wage war, starting in the ancient era and progressing through to the present. It shows the crucial importance of economic power, as the basic underpinning of all strategic considerations and strategies. This exhibition hopes to draw attention to a connection between war, money and art, an aspect of military power that is often overlooked. Items on display include German notgeld 1921-23, German coins with swastika during the WWII, Jewish concentration camp paper bills, POW notes, paper money after the French Revolution, Roman-Jewish war coins from the 1st-2nd century, a crusader coin, Zulu spears, Pacific sword with shark teeth, and many more.

Curated by Marina Fischer from Nickle Galleries’ Numismatic Collection.

Marina Fischer is the Curator of Numismatics at Nickle Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary. She holds an M.A. in Ancient History with specialization in Art History from the University of Calgary. She oversees the university’s vast money collection of 23,000 objects spanning from the beginning of coinage in the 7th century BCE to the modern period. She is a recipient of a University of Calgary Teaching Award, and lectures frequently in various departments across campus.

Special Event

Second Annual Numismatic Symposium: Money, War and More

April 27-28, 2024

For registration and information: https://nickle.ucalgary.ca/exhibition/second-annual-nu…ney-war-and-more/

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