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  • March 15, 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.
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  • March 1, 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.
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  • February 18, 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!
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  • February 1, 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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  • January 19, 2016 Emergency Response and Salvage Workshop

    By: Patricia Measures


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    Although we already have a disaster plan for the National Currency Collection, Ms. McCraith offered some great resource information and suggested ways to update and improve our plan.
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  • January 6, 2016 The Digitization Discussion Group

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    Have you ever scanned or taken a digital picture of an old document or photo to make a safe copy or to send it to a friend or colleague? You probably have, which means you have taken on a small digitization project.
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  • December 17, 2015 What’s in Your Stocking?

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Every prop in the holiday drama generally has some sort of symbolic meaning—evergreen trees: life in the dead of winter, holly: Christ’s crown of thorns, the dreidel: Jewish resistance to oppression. Money, on the other hand, only seems to symbolize itself.
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  • November 30, 2015 Involving the Visitor

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    A title for this exhibition eluded us well into the development process. By introducing IPOP theory, we had to take ourselves back to the very basics of what the exhibition is about, what its messages are.
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  • November 10, 2015 Money from Space

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    Do you notice anything peculiar about this bank note? It’s blue; it’s denominated as 5-dollar; it has handsome portraits of Sir Wilfred Laurier on it…hold on a minute!
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  • October 29, 2015 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

    By: Raewyn Passmore


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    Nova Scotia has long been a centre of trade that connected Europe, New England and the West Indies. Following the American Revolution, Halifax became the primary British port in North America and a hub of financial activity.
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