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  • 1 December 2016 Why We are Not the Currency Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


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    But a few years before it closed, the Currency Museum officially became an arm of the Communications Department. And this was the crucial factor that would change the future mission of the Museum.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 15 November 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 2

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Several parties were bidding on lot #14 until it reached $10,000, at which point the contest was only between me and the gentleman who had underbid the previous lot.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 2 November 2016 A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    The sale room was a hive of activity. About 20 people sat at tables scrutinizing lots, heads bent down with magnifying glasses pressed close to their faces.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 12 October 2016 Museums Outstanding in their Fields

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    The Royal Saskatchewan has the fascinating dioramas, but for sheer awe-inspiring content and really thorough interpretation, the Royal Tyrrell Museum, in the badlands north of Drumheller, Alberta, is a top contender for any museum fan’s bucket list.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 29 September 2016 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

    By: David Bergeron


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    The 63rd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA)—Canada’s money collector show—was held in Ottawa from 20-24 July 2016.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 15 September 2016 Decoding E-Money III: It’s hitting the road

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So what’s Decoding E-money all about? If you aren’t one of our several ardent followers (Hi Mom), a brief description is in order. It’s about the present and the future of money.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 30 August 2016 Gold Rush! and Mining the Miners

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Mining the Miners is our third temporary exhibition at the CMH (we reopen in 2017) and it is indeed about the Klondike gold rush. It’s always nice to be able to dovetail our exhibits with those of our host.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 5 August 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


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    When I was a kid, I liked going to Canadian Tire with my dad because he gave me the Canadian Tire money that he would receive along with his change.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 25 July 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The second chapter of the author’s experiences at the 2016 CMA conference wherein he listens to speeches, learns about other people’s mistakes, eats more seafood and gets a lesson in Maritime weather.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 14 July 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The first day of the conference was for full and half-day workshops. I was up dull and early that rainy morning, swallowed a breakfast sandwich at Timmie’s, consulted my program guide and headed to my first seminar.
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