Museum Blog

28 November 2014 The Big Nickel

By: Paul S. Berry


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The commemorative 1951 5 cent piece was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the naming of nickel and its isolation as an element. Recently, I had the great pleasure to participate in the Big Nickel anniversary festivities and give a talk about the design competition for the 1951 5 cent coin.
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6 November 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VI

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This is not the time for ‘nay sayers’. Basically, we planned a luxury car knowing that when all was said and done, it was going to be a very nice family sedan (maybe with the big engine?).
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23 October 2014 American Alliance of Museums Expo

By: Matt Paquette


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The logistics around organizing a 4 day, multi-venue expo that hosted thousands of attendees and featured hundreds of speakers in over 150 sessions would be mind boggling at the best of times.
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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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