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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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 11 April 2017 Museum Reconstruction – Part 7

    By: Graham Iddon


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    It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Planning
  • 31 March 2017 Unpacking the Collection 5

    By: David Bergeron


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    In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • 7 March 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • 8 February 2017 Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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