Magazine article Financial History

Exhibit Preview: "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up"

Magazine article Financial History

Exhibit Preview: "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up"

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Since the earliest civilizations, people around the world have been fascinated by the sparkling metal they found flowing in mountain streams and mined from deep in the earth. We risk our lives to get it, we wear it on our bodies, we use it as money and we even bring it with us into outer space. The Museum's upcoming exhibit, "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up," will captivate visitors with the many spectacular and unexpected ways gold has influenced our lives.

"Worth Its Weight" will be on view in three galleries, as well as the Museum's theater. The "Gold in America" section will feature three subject areas: Gold Rushes, Finance and Mining & Refining. By learning about these topics, visitors will understand how the story of gold is intimately intertwined with American history.

"The Many Faces of Gold" section will feature eight vignettes on the myriad uses for gold and its meaning around the world. We will not only discuss gold as a physical material, but also how the concept of "gold" has become a symbol of "the best." Topics for "The Many Faces of Gold" include Gold and the Body, Science & Technology, Religion, Design, World History, Entertainment & Pop Culture, Awards & Commemoration, and Branding & Marketing. …

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