On the money

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

TO co­in­cide with the Septem­ber launch of the new £10 note, which will fea­ture Jane Austen, the Bank of Eng­land Mu­seum in Thread­nee­dle Street, Lon­don EC2, has a new ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘Sto­ries from the City: The Bank of Eng­land in Lit­er­a­ture’ (July 18 to early 2018).

The show tracks the bank’s lit­er­ary con­nec­tions over the past three cen­turies, re­lat­ing to the lives and works of Dick­ens, Dr John­son, Ge­orge Eliot and many oth­ers, and also touches on the mo­ments in which the in­sti­tu­tion has been wo­ven into works of fic­tion.

In ad­di­tion, a new Ban­knote Gallery tells the story of our fi­nances, from the paper money that was orig­i­nally mis­trusted to the new tech­no­log­i­cally so­phis­ti­cated (and con­tro­ver­sial) poly­mer notes.

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