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  • 28 June 2017 July First, 2017: It’s Our Grand Opening!

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Situated as we are on the edge of the Parliamentary Precinct, there could be no better time to open our doors than when tens of thousands of festive Canadians are likely to be milling around.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 22 June 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 8

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The last few stragglers among our artifacts are ready for installation and the interactives and digital labels are bulking up with the final software and data, in them, so it’s all there, functional and looking fantastic.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 16 June 2017 The Yap Stone Returns

    By: Graham Iddon


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    For us, its removal from the Garden Court dramatically marked the Currency Museum’s closing. The big stone’s return now performs the opposite role for the new Bank of Canada Museum—heralding its opening.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 9 June 2017 A New Ten on the Block

    By: Graham Iddon


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    In a modern twist, Governor Stephen S. Poloz took a “selfie” while holding a C150 note before meeting up with the Honourable Ginette Petipas Taylor for the main photo op.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 30 May 2017 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Although never released for circulation, these two pieces were part of the first official initiative to mint coins in Canada.
    Content Type(s): 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Planning
  • 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • 7 March 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content Type(s): Blog