Numismatics Museum is Renovated
From November 2015 on, visitor will enjoy the renew Numismatics Museum, which houses the “Del real al colón: historia de la moneda de Costa Rica” (From the Real to the Colón: A History of the Costa Rican Currency) permanent exhibition. Over 2015, the Numismatics curatorship, together with the Education and Museography teams, have overseen the tasks of revising and updating the content of the exhibition, preparing the curatorial script, defining the educational approach, and creating a museographic design for the new museum. Some of the main changes include new specimens of banknotes and coins in its collection, allowing the visitor to delve even deeper into the content of the exhibition. Financial education plays a key role in the tour.
The Numismatic Museum as such was inaugurated in 1990, named after Jaime Solera Bennett, who stood out for his entrepreneurial work as president of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. Solera’s interest in numismatics led him to promote the development of the Central Bank collections. He personally amassed one of the best banknote collections in Costa Rica, which his family donated to the Museum in 1997.
Currently, the Jaime Solera Bennett Numismatic Museum and its permanent exhibition, Del real al colón: historia de la moneda de Costa Rica (From the Real to the Colón: The History of Costa Rican Currency) are temporarily closed for content update and museographic renovation. The new exhibition will continue to showcase the evolution of the different means of payment from 1502 to the present in a very dynamic way.