Museum Blog

12 May 2017 The Spring 2017 Toronto Gift Fair

By: Nicole Gurski

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I didn’t fully grasp just how big a show it was until I stepped into the first hall. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement.
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21 April 2017 150 Years Since Confederation

By: Graham Iddon

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Canada’s cultural and regional diversity is a key part of our nation’s identity. However, it’s an enormous challenge to represent such concepts on a 7 by 15 centimetre piece of polymer.
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11 April 2017 Museum Reconstruction – Part 7

By: Graham Iddon

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It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
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31 March 2017 Unpacking the Collection 5

By: David Bergeron

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In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.
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Opening 1 July

A brand new museum is coming to Ottawa.

The Bank of Canada Museum will open its doors to the public on 1 July.

Summer Hours:
Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

Free Admission

Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.


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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