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Paper money is focus of exhibit

Through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, various times Firestone Library, Milberg Gallery

Paper money will become works of art in the exhibit "Money on Paper: Bank Notes and Related Graphic Arts from the Collections of Vsevolod Onyshkevych and Princeton University." Currency from the University's Numismatic Collection will be on view starting Monday, Aug. 30, in the Leonard Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts at Firestone Library.

A lecture by paper money expert Mark Tomasko on "The Art of Bank Note Engraving" also will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Firestone Library and a curatorial tour of the exhibit.

The exhibit will run through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Hours for the Milberg Gallery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and closed holidays. Curatorial tours of the exhibit will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 12.

Further information about the exhibit may be obtained by visiting the Numismatic Collection website, or by contacting Alan Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, at astahl@princeton.edu or (609) 258-9127.

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