Museum Blog

18 September 2014 Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

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Is it still considered a museum when all the artifacts are alive and swimming about? Why not? There is a carefully researched collection. There is detailed interpretation. There are plenty of screaming kids…
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8 September 2014 Welcome to the New Website

“Responsive design” means that the website will re-arrange itself automatically to fit any device.
“The what museum”? Yes, you heard right, we are bidding a fond farewell to the name that served us so well for over 30 years: the Currency Museum. The new name, the Bank of Canada Museum, was chosen months ago but we kept it a deep, dark secret until our new website went live.
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11 August 2014 Why Go to Conferences?

Caroline Roberts
Art Gallery of Ontario
A time to take a break from the office, meet with old friends and make new ones, party and have a good time… Going to a conference is all of these things. But it is so much more besides.
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Collection Highlights

25 June 2014 5 Cents: Canada, 1943

The beaver briefly disappeared from our nickel during World War II. So did the nickel typically used in minting the coin, a consequence of wartime rationing of the metal.

25 June 2014 1 Cent, Framed: Canada, 1908

In January of 1908, Countess Grey, wife of the Governor General, inaugurated the new Canadian branch plant of the Royal Mint by ceremonially striking a one-cent piece- the first produced in Canada.

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The New Building Project

Much more than replacing the linoleum and painting the kitchen, the construction team has begun construction on a new space for new ideas and new audiences−for the Bank of Canada Museum.

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Travelling Exhibitions

During renovations, you can’t come to us, so we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program – our way of keeping our metaphorical doors open while the actual doors are closed.

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Search the Collection

Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.

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