Leeds supports Money Talks exhibition

Money Talks, at Leeds City Museum, will look at the different forms money takes and the relationship people have had with currency over the centuries.

Leeds supports Money Talks exhibition

Leeds Building Society is set to support the Money Talks exhibition at Leeds City Museum by loaning early 20th century money boxes, passbooks and a large Coat of Arms.

Money Talks, at Leeds City Museum, will look at the different forms money takes and the relationship people have had with currency over the centuries.

The exhibition is sponsored by Leeds Building Society, and colleagues from the society will be running a series of school workshops to help children build their financial education and money skills.

The exhibition will open on 11 February and runs until 26 June.

Richard Fearon, chief executive of Leeds Building Society, said: “We’re proud to sponsor this exhibition, which reflects the role money has played in our city’s heritage.

“We have been in Leeds for almost 150 years, helping to put home ownership in reach of more people generation after generation. It will be fantastic to show how the society has contributed to many of the important themes explored in the exhibition.

“This is a great moment for the city as we prepare for Leeds 2023, the year-long celebration of the city’s rich culture which we’re also proud to be supporting.

Kat Baxter, curator of archaeology and numismatics at Leeds City Museum, added: “For thousands of years, money has played an integral role in the development of our communities and civilisations.

"Money, and our many relationships with it, influences our everyday lives, whether we are playing money board games or going shopping.

“We’re excited to be exploring so many different facets of this fascinating subject in our exhibition and extremely grateful for the help, support and enthusiasm of Leeds Building Society in bringing it to life for our visitors.”

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