SAVINGS


You are now in the last room and so far we have tested your ability to handle money. Now, it is time for a break and a chance to view the collection of money boxes. A simple object that comes in all shapes and sizes and that has been used for centuries to help us is making complex intertemporal choices.

This room, inaugurated for World Savings Day on 31 October 2017, houses the collection of money boxes donated to the Savings Museum by Nicola and Rocca Tana.

The over 1,500 pieces in the collection, from around the world and dating to different historical periods,  are in a vast variety of materials and sizes and forms: from the classic pigs to cash registers, numerous animals, means of transport (cars, boats, trains….), post boxes, and human figures (heads,, busts, whole figures) and books.

 

Overview

 

The room can house approximately 700 pieces at any one time, so the money boxes are exhibited on a rotational basis and in themed displays.

 

Watch the video of the room Savings.