Calgary club, museum partner for symposium

The University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries has teamed up with the local Calgary Numismatic Society for a free two-day symposium, “Power, Identity and Alexander the Great.”

The symposium, slated for April 29-30, will mark the end of the Nickle Galleriesexhibition, “The Birth of Portraiture: Alexander the Great and His Successors,” curated by Marina Fischer.

The symposium’s speakers include:

  • CCN’s Mike Walsh, the owner of Trajan Publishing;
  • Bank of Canada curator David Bergeron;
  • artist Susan Taylor, who’s also a retired Royal Canadian Mint senior engraver;
  • ancient numismatic expert Terence Cheesman;
  • military historian and classicist Carolyn Willekes, who teaches at Mount Royal University; and
  • numismatic educator François Rufiange.

The event runs from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. followed by a reception on April 29 and from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 30.

To register for the talks, visit the Nickle Galleries website at

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