If you look ten meters down to the left, you'll see the installation about four countries which are members of European Union, but are not going to take part in the change of currency for the Euro.

If you look ten meters down to the right, you'll see the installation about eleven countries which are going to take part in the change of their currency for the Euro.

This exhibition, which preserves and calls attention to the portraits on Europe's national paper currencies, was conceived early in 1998 in reaction to the approaching issuance of a single European currency.  By 2002, all members of the European Union will exchange their national currencies for the Euro.  This enormous move toward unification is a major development for European civilization.  While the national currencies will lose their economic value, the portraits on printed currencies will remain historically valuable in understanding the culture and politics of a unified Europe, much as architecture and monuments remain important.

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