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  • March 11, 2015 An Exhibition Installation

    By: Graham Iddon


    Rolls of pennies / Rouleaux de monnaie
    You could work in the exhibition-fabrication business all your life and still run into things you wouldn’t expect: a never-ending series of “uh-ohs.” It’s one of the things that makes the job so interesting and demands a high level of creative problem-solving skills…
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  • February 26, 2015 New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    New Acquisitions - What is money but not money? / Nos nouvelles acquisitions - La monnaie dans tous ses états
    What do you think of when you think of money? Is it coins? Is it bank notes? Three-hundred years ago people weren’t sure bank notes were really money; it took a long time for them to get used to the idea.
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  • February 18, 2015 2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference - Part 2

    By: Graham Iddon


    2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference – Pt 1 - Carousel
    At any given time, there were 3 concurrent sessions happening at this year’s OMA conference, making it a bit difficult to see all you want to see. Fortunately we had a few folks attending who could share out some of the important programs.
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  • February 6, 2015 2014 Ontario Museum Association - Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


    2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference – Pt 1 - Carousel
    As usual, the schedule was jam-packed, so no time for golf. This year’s theme is a popular current in the museum biz these days: the museum’s role in promoting a healthy and happy community.
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  • January 30, 2015 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

    By: David Bergeron, Paul S. Berry


    Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention Carousel
    The show… is an ideal opportunity for the Bank of Canada Museum to share a part of the National Currency Collection with Canadians. This year, we decided to tell the story of Canada’s phantom banks and the financial crisis of 1837.
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  • January 22, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VIII

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Exhibit Planning 8
    On this trip, we were all excited to see the 8-foot-tall wooden panels with the full copy printed directly onto them. Using a new process, staff of the exhibition fabrication department at the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum have produced some very impressive results.
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  • January 14, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VII

    By: Graham Iddon, Louise-Anne Laroche


    Carousel - Exhibit Planning 7
    An exhibition fabrication company was finally selected by the Museum to produce the upcoming “Voices from the Engraver” travelling exhibition. It’s all very exciting.
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  • January 7, 2015 Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop

    By: Alida Cupillari


    Carousel Washington
    Although this was not my first visit to Washington, it was an awakening in terms of the breadth and depth of this city as a mecca for museum professionals.
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