Keeping it fresh for the Museum
Special exhibitions, like our travelling exhibitions and our education programs, are part of what maintains the Museum as a living, breathing institution. Change is good and we like giving visitors reasons to make return visits. We have a number of venues available. See what’s on now.
See what we’re up to these days
One of the things we love about our new space is the large auxiliary area in front of our programming room. It’s the perfect place not only to present special exhibitions but also to debut our travelling exhibitions before sending them on the road. We are also very proud of our ongoing relationship with the Canadian Museum of History, which has provided us with a window display around the corner from the Grand Hall. We do love it when you visit our permanent galleries, but bear in mind we have lots more to offer.
Special Exhibits Case
The Canada 150 Bank Note: Making history
In the temporary exhibition case, Museum lobby.
Icons, images and ink: see the Canada 150 commemorative bank note deconstructed. From its high tech polymer substrate to the original artwork that inspired its design, take a peek behind the scenes of bank note production to see what makes this note beautiful, historic and cutting edge.
The Canadian Museum of History Window
Klondike gold! It wasn’t all mined with picks and shovels.
Now on at the Canadian Museum of History, Mining the Miners gives you another side of the Klondike gold rush: the outrageous prices and enormous profits of a roaring boomtown economy. Among the opportunists, entrepreneurs and prospectors, see who really made the money in the last great gold rush. As well, check out a variety of artifacts from our collection that are unique to the Klondike and to Dawson City’s heyday.
On now through December 2017. Located on the lower level, next to the Canadian Stamp Collection.
A most able seaman
COMING SOON at the Canadian Museum of History.
We have no idea what was in Sir John Franklin’s wallet, but we do know where he travelled. From the Battle of Trafalgar to Canada’s Arctic coast, follow us on a trip through the formative years of Sir John Franklin’s career—illustrated with currency representing the societies he encountered on the way to war or to the frontiers of nineteenth-century European exploration.