Photograph of the rubber mould taken from the design for the Australasian Industry Research Group (AIRG) medal. This mould is part of the long and complex process of producing a struck medal from original artwork. It was photographed at the premises of Stan Tokarski, formerly Chief Engraver at the Canberra Mint, who now runs a small private mint. He created the struck version of the AIRG medal.

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Translucent rubber disc with the design of two hands untangling a mass of threads.


Museum Victoria holds the largest public collection of medals by Michael Meszaros and his father Andor. Documenting the complex way in which an idea becomes the reality of a medal adds to our understanding of how all medals - not just the Meszaros works - are the result of art, technology and society.

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