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  • 18 July 2017 A Dash Through the Imperial War Museum

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So, despite the known health risks, I rashly decided to “do” London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) in a single morning. It almost worked.
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  • 11 July 2017 Our Grand Opening…

    By: Graham Iddon


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    After four years of plans, worries, setbacks, successes and sheer hard work, the Bank of Canada Museum opened its doors—on Canada Day, right on schedule.
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  • 30 June 2017 C’mon In!

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    The ribbon has been cut, the doors unlocked and you just can’t imagine how glad we are to see you here at the Bank of Canada Museum. Welcome and thank you for celebrating with us on our grand opening day.
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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.
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  • 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 Subject(s): Planning
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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