The Making of the Euro

Since 1 January 2002 more than 300 million people from the twelve Monetary Union Member States have been using the common currency, the euro, every day. Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Spain have seen the new currency become a symbol of the unswerving integration process within one year. Claudio Hils, a renowned photographer, had been commissioned by the European Central Bank to document the birth of the european currency from june 2001 to february 2002. Claudio Hils’ photographs bring this unprecedented process closer to the visitors of the exhibition. In a unique way, Hils presents the introduction of the Euro, showing both the significance and the sheer volume of the operation. He also illustrates people’s reactions to the new currency. The introduction of the euro has made history. Showing the gigantic project in the making, Claudio Hils’ mosaic makes the process easier to understand.


The Making of the Euro

(Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen)
ISBN 3-929203-43-X

National Museum Ljubljana

Ljubljana, SL, 2006

Art Museum of Estonia

Tallinn, EST, 2004

Lietuvos Bankas

Kaunas, LT, 2004

Narodna banka Slovenska

Bratislava, SK, 2004

La Caja de Canarias

Gran Canaria, E, 2004

La Caja de Canarias

Teneriffa, E, 2004

German Federal Bank

Mainz, D, 2004

National Museum, Kraków

Krakau, PL, 2003

Muzeum Miejskie Wrocławia

Wrocław, PL, 2003

Latvijas Banka

Riga, LV, 2003

Centrum Kultury Zamek

Poznań, PL, 2003

Danzig, PL, 2003

Ceska narodni banka

Prague, CZ, 2003

Hamburg, D, 2003

Narodowy Bank Polski

Lodz, PL, 2003

Memorial to German Division Marienborn

Marienborn, D, 2003

European Parliament

Brussels, B, 2003

Narodowy Bank Polski

Rzeszow, PL, 2003

Narodowy Bank Polski

Warsaw, PL, 2002/03

Banco de Espana

Madrid, E, 2002

Österreichische Nationalbank

Klagenfurt, A, 2002


Aachen, D, 2002

City of Ravensburg

Ravensburg, D, 2002