Archives

  • 8 February 2017 Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Japan 2016 - carousel
    Often referred to as “bookmark money” because of their narrow, vertical format, Japanese hansatsu were among the world’s most distinctive currencies.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • 24 January 2017 Participating in Audience Research

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Participating in Audience Research
    Like us at the Bank of Canada Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will be opening a completely redesigned facility in 2017.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 13 January 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 5

    We are very happy to introduce to you our shiny new logo. Hooray!
    Here it is, our new identity
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 9 January 2017 Ontario Museum Association Conference

    By: Caroline Roberts


    Carousel - Ontario Museum Association Conference
    The Bank of Canada Museum’s kiosk was situated by the front door so in promoting our newest exhibition, Decoding E-Money, we were able to catch delegates both coming and going.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 23 December 2016 Is That Blitzen on Our Quarter?

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Is That Blitzen on Our Quarter?
    Well into my adulthood, I had assumed that the noble beast gracing the reverse side of our quarters was a moose. Clearly, I was not a terribly observant coin collector.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 21 December 2016 A Bank NOTE-able Woman III

    By: Graham Iddon


    carousel_2016_final-blogs_viola
    Desmond truly exemplifies a Canadian who has overcome barriers, is inspirational to others, has made a positive change to society and in so doing, left a lasting legacy.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 1 December 2016 Why We are Not the Currency Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Why We are Not the Currency Museum
    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


    Carousel - A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 2
    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


    Carousel - A Field Trip to Montréal and the MTM Auction: 1
    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

    Carousel - Museums Outstanding in their Fields
    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