Contemporary medals designed by students from art colleges across the UK. An annual British Art Medals Society project, the exhibition will show the designs, models and final bronzes by those students selected to exhibit. Due to the pandemic, this years exhibition will include the designs from 2020 where many students created medals to an Endangered Species theme. This year the optional theme was Black Lives Matter.
Each medal has a design front and back. A fascinating exhibition and a wonderful opportunity for students to respond to current environmental, social and political subjects through their individual creativity.
The Worshipful Company of Founders, the Worshipful Company of Cutlers and Thomas Fattorini Ltd are among the institutions that support the Student Medal Project and the British Museum sometimes purchases particularly meritorious student medals.
A catalogue for the 2020 Student Medal Project is available from the BAMS website.
An online catalogue for 2021 Student Medal Project is available here.