Graham Iddon

  • January 22, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VIII

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel - Exhibit Planning 8
    On this trip, we were all excited to see the 8-foot-tall wooden panels with the full copy printed directly onto them. Using a new process, staff of the exhibition fabrication department at the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum have produced some very impressive results.
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  • January 14, 2015 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VII

    By: Graham Iddon, Louise-Anne Laroche


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    An exhibition fabrication company was finally selected by the Museum to produce the upcoming “Voices from the Engraver” travelling exhibition. It’s all very exciting.
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  • November 6, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VI

    By: Graham Iddon


    Carousel Exhibit Planning
    This is not the time for ‘nay sayers’. Basically, we planned a luxury car knowing that when all was said and done, it was going to be a very nice family sedan (maybe with the big engine?).
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • September 29, 2014 The Adventure of Exhibit Planning V

    By: Graham Iddon


    Exhibit planning V writing
    Now the writer takes a deep breath and attempts to take a subject like the ‘representation of 75 years of national identity as depicted on stamps and bank notes’ from 50 pages of research and squash it into 65 words.
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  • September 18, 2014 Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

    By: Graham Iddon


    Ripleys Aquarium - Carousel
    Is it still considered a museum when all the artifacts are alive and swimming about? Why not? There is a carefully researched collection. There is detailed interpretation. There are plenty of screaming kids…
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  • September 8, 2014 Welcome to the New Website

    By: Graham Iddon


    “Responsive design” means that the website will re-arrange itself automatically to fit any device.
    “The what museum”? Yes, you heard right, we are bidding a fond farewell to the name that served us so well for over 30 years: the Currency Museum. The new name, the Bank of Canada Museum, was chosen months ago but we kept it a deep, dark secret until our new website went live.
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  • August 6, 2014 The Senior Deputy Governor’s Signature

    By: Graham Iddon


    Steven S. Poloz & Carolyn Wilkins
    For much of their history, Canadian bank notes have represented a promise, a guarantee that they could be redeemed for “specie” (gold and silver coins) at their parent institution.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • July 28, 2014 Becoming a Collector V

    By: Graham Iddon


    Visual glossary of design and security details of Canadian Bank Note: 2004, $20 face
    Suppose you walk into a bar frequented by currency collectors and in an attempt to join in you refer to a ‘planchette’ as a ‘rosette’ (beer mugs hit the tables and the pianist stops playing). This could be pretty humiliating and you’ll probably never be able to go to that bar again, at least not on numismatic night.
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  • July 21, 2014 Becoming a Collector IV

    By: Graham Iddon


    Visual glossary of design details of Canadian coins
    Now that you have a grasp of preservation techniques for coins, you might want to familiarize yourself with the finer points of their anatomy. It is all part of your numismatic education and besides, you need to be informed and sound informed when you are buying coins at flea markets or coin fairs.
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  • July 10, 2014 The Empress of Ireland Exhibition Opens

    By: Graham Iddon


    Entrance to the exhibition proper, cross the gangplank and board the Empress
    This past 29 May was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland and the natural evening to hold the opening event for Canada’s Titanic - The Empress of Ireland exhibition. A few hundred people filled the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History to see the event, sip some wine and chat.
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