Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
Отдел Коллекция Проекты Научная работа отдела Библиотека События Партнеры Меценаты

“Civilization”: International Medallic Project 2016


Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, would like to invite your studio and students to join our medal project, which aim is to propagate medal art and exchange our ideas about the contemporary medal art.

The aim of this project is to propagate medal art, to familiarize students with it and to get known other medal centres in the world.  Furthermore, to exchange own experience in this matter, opinions about contemporary medal art and developing further cooperation between foreign universities.

The project is directed to all artistic universities in the world, which teach the medal art and are interested in taking part in medallic projects . The task lasts one academic term and its results are presented at common exhibition.

„Civilization” is the subject of this year’s project. The main question is: how would you define a civilization?

„Civilization”, the 8th edition of the international medal project is a continuation of previous projects titled „Heritage” (2015),  „Bonds” (2014), „Freedom” (2013), „Signs of the time” (2012), “Home” (2011), “Time” (2010) and “Dialogue” (2009). They were addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medal art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medal art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

The project has been initiated by Professor Joanna Bebarska and Doctor Sebastian Mikołajczak  from Medal and Small Sculpture Forms Studio (Faculty of  Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland).

Results of the last years projects are placed on following websites:,376,346,303,280,231,200,136