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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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