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13 January 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 5

We are very happy to introduce to you our shiny new logo. Hooray!
Here it is, our new identity
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9 January 2017 Ontario Museum Association Conference

By: Caroline Roberts


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The Bank of Canada Museum’s kiosk was situated by the front door so in promoting our newest exhibition, Decoding E-Money, we were able to catch delegates both coming and going.
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23 December 2016 Is That Blitzen on Our Quarter?

By: Graham Iddon


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Well into my adulthood, I had assumed that the noble beast gracing the reverse side of our quarters was a moose. Clearly, I was not a terribly observant coin collector.
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21 December 2016 A Bank NOTE-able Woman III

By: Graham Iddon


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Desmond truly exemplifies a Canadian who has overcome barriers, is inspirational to others, has made a positive change to society and in so doing, left a lasting legacy.
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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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