Gold Starring at Museum of American Finance

March 22, 2016

By Everett Millman, Gainesville News

It’s only fitting that the Museum of American Finance (MOAF), an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum system located in New York City, would turn its attention to gold.

A new exhibit that opened this past winter is known as “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up.” Filled with a dizzying array of spectacular gold items from throughout the ages, this exhibit is intended to demonstrate the beauty and universal appeal of gold over the span of human history.

The exhibit curator, Sarah Poole, said that in addition to highlighting gold as the epitome of luxury, “I also wanted to tell the story behind how gold is discovered and formed into objects.” Hence, Gold from the Ground Up...

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