One of the aims of BAMS is to encourage an appreciation of the art of the medal through a variety of educational projects. Various members of the society have utilised techniques to create workshops that are suitable for a wide age range. These have been held in many schools, junior and senior, and in venues such as the British Museum and National Gallery. More advanced work has been undertaken for colleges such as the Royal College of Art and a major initiative, the Student Medal Project, was established in 1993. The New Medallist Scheme, run since 2005, encourages artists freshly graduated to develop their interest in the art of the medal. The society also organises regular lectures and an annual conference.
Image: Under Lock and Key II by Phoebe Stannard, 2011