● Helen Wang
Date: 2022-11-18

Helen Wang
Curator of East Asian Money
Coins and banknotes of East Asia, seventh century BC to the present

Department: Coins and Medals

Academia profile

Helen Wang looks after the Museum’s collection of East Asian coins and banknotes. She also has a special interest in the archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943), his extensive collections, the Silk Road and the use of textiles as money.

Recent projects include:

Chinese Money Matters

Ming dynasty paper money (completed 2014)

Textiles as Money on the Silk Road (completed 2013)

Sir Aurel Stein. Colleagues and Collections (completed 2012)

Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection at the British Museum (completed 2010)

Chairman Mao badges (completed 2008)

Handbook to the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the UK (completed 2008)

Catalogue of the Collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (completed 2007)

Dunhuang Textiles in the UK (completed 2007)

A Hundred Years of Dunhuang (completed 2007)

Membership of professional bodies

Royal Numismatic Society – Council Member

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