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  • December 6, 2017 The Price of Victory

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    We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • November 23, 2017 The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International

    By: Ken Ross


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    Every year the conference of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) draws museum directors from five continents to a get-together aimed at sharing best-practices and keeping up with the latest trends in the world of financial museums. This year was the Bank’s first opportunity to attend the conference with a museum in fully-operational mode.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    The set for Diagon Alley is smaller than it looks on film but is still an endless delight to visit in the flesh.
    Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • October 23, 2017 A Curator’s Favourite Task

    By: David Bergeron


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    I have several key responsibilities to meet the requirements of my job. None of them is more gratifying than conducting research about the incredible artifacts in the Bank’s collection.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • October 10, 2017 Vimy–Beyond the Battle

    By: Graham Iddon


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    I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 27, 2017 THE “BIG SIX”

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 12, 2017 How’re We Doing So Far?

    By: Graham Iddon


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    It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 28, 2017 Hey Doll

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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    As a visitor, I experienced a mixture of awe and incredulity: long showcases full of the same doll over and over, but each dressed differently or enjoying a different lifestyle.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 16, 2017 Gold! I Found Gold!

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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    Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 2, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 6

    By: David Bergeron


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    In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection