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27 June 2016 Repairing Steel Dies

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Before they were to be placed in collection storage, these broken dies were evaluated for further conservation treatment. Ultimately, the decision was made to repair the breaks.
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15 June 2016 New Acquisitions

By: Paul S. Berry


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In May 2013, staff of the Bank of Canada Museum visited BABN and were able to select for the National Currency Collection more than 650 steel dies (small, engraved metal or “intaglio” plates) and other production tools formerly used by the company to prepare the intaglio printing plates.
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31 May 2016 The Photography Show 2016

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I once called up a former colleague, a photographer who had been retired for a few years. I asked him how he was getting on. He said, “Pretty good and still learning photography.”
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24 May 2016 A bank NOTE-able Woman II

By: Graham Iddon


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On 15 April, the public consultation to select an iconic Canadian woman to appear on a bank note closed. Over 26,000 nominations were received following the Bank of Canada’s open call—a great success.
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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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