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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.”
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 11 May 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    Canadians, on occasion, have used money as a signboard for political protest, a platform for social commentary and even as a handy notepad on which to record fleeting thoughts before they are lost.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 27 April 2016 Virtual Reality?

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The history of technology is littered with the smoking wreckage of inventions that were ahead of their time or had otherwise jumped the gun on some supporting aspect of their design. Until recently, VR had been one such invention.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 11 April 2016 A bankNOTEable Woman

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Representing significant women on national currency is gaining momentum all over the world. At least 12 countries currently feature historically notable women on their money…
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  • 30 March 2016 Museum Reconstruction 4

    By: Graham Iddon


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    It seems a pretty strange building but now it has a solid roof, glass walls and doors. Doors? Ah, there’s your clue. It’s no skateboard park—it’s the entrance portico for the Bank of Canada Museum.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 15 March 2016 Decoding E-Money II

    By: Graham Iddon


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    This has been an extremely challenging exhibition to develop. We are taking, for us, the unprecedented step of interpreting something that is not only current but continually changing.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 1 March 2016 CMA Museum Enterprises Conference 2016

    By: Nicole Gurski


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    At the end of January, 2016 I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Museums Association Museum Enterprises Conference in Toronto. This three-day event focused on visitor services in museums, art galleries and even aquariums and zoos.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 18 February 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


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    In late April of 2015, the National Currency Collection finally succeeded in acquiring a Spanish gold cob—famous in legends and tales of pirates and their buried treasures!
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 1 February 2016 The Gopher Hole Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Though packed with carefully prepared specimens, this is not a natural history museum. No, this is a social history museum housing 47 dioramas featuring 77 stuffed gophers.
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