Museum Blog

27 April 2016 Virtual Reality?

By: Graham Iddon


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The history of technology is littered with the smoking wreckage of inventions that were ahead of their time or had otherwise jumped the gun on some supporting aspect of their design. Until recently, VR had been one such invention.
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11 April 2016 A bankNOTEable Woman

By: Graham Iddon


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Representing significant women on national currency is gaining momentum all over the world. At least 12 countries currently feature historically notable women on their money…
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30 March 2016 Museum Reconstruction 4

By: Graham Iddon


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It seems a pretty strange building but now it has a solid roof, glass walls and doors. Doors? Ah, there’s your clue. It’s no skateboard park—it’s the entrance portico for the Bank of Canada Museum.
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15 March 2016 Decoding E-Money II

By: Graham Iddon


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This has been an extremely challenging exhibition to develop. We are taking, for us, the unprecedented step of interpreting something that is not only current but continually changing.
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Closed for Renovation

The Bank of Canada Museum is currently closed to the public and will reopen in 2017.

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Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued three commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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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.

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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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