Graham Iddon

  • January 31, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning II

    By: Graham Iddon


    RCMP Musical Ride on the back of the 1979 $50 bill
    As ideas and themes began to emerge from the research, the brainstorms and the content meetings, our next touring exhibition began taking on a tangible form. One of the first pieces of that research involved filming interviews with two significant Canadian bank note engravers: Yves Baril and Jorge Peral.
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  • January 27, 2014 Musée de l’Amérique francophone

    By: Graham Iddon


    Musée de l’Amérique francophone on Côte de la Fabrique
    Down the slope behind the City Hall of old Québec, attached to the 17th century Séminaire de Québec, stands a beautifully curved Québec Neoclassical façade housing the Musée de l’Amérique francophone. Ironically, given the building’s history, much of the Musée’s collection (acquired as early as 1806 when it was the museum of the seminary) is scientific in nature.
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  • January 20, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning

    By: Graham Iddon


    Voices from the Engraver / La gravure : un art à découvrir
    With the new year, we are right on schedule for developing our next travelling exhibition. Voices from the Engraver is number two in a planned set of travelling exhibitions that will keep our metaphorical doors open for Canadians while renovation keeps our physical doors closed.
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  • January 14, 2014 Our Year Ahead

    By: Graham Iddon


    Our Canada Day Big Top Farewell / Les fabuleux adieux du Musée
    We here at the Currency Museum hope you had a fabulous holiday season. We know we did, though maybe a little too fabulous for some of us. As we crossed over into the New Year we had a chance to reflect on the year that had just passed. 2013 presented our team with some pretty big challenges and some tough goodbyes, but it also had some great new adventures and exciting new initiatives.
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