November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here
Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
October 10, 2017 Vimy–Beyond the Battle
I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
September 27, 2017 THE “BIG SIX”
The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
September 12, 2017 How’re We Doing So Far?
It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
July 18, 2017 A Dash Through the Imperial War Museum
So, despite the known health risks, I rashly decided to “do” London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) in a single morning. It almost worked.
July 11, 2017 Our Grand Opening…
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.
June 28, 2017 July First, 2017: It’s Our Grand Opening!
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.
June 22, 2017 Museum Reconstruction - Part 8
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.
June 16, 2017 The Yap Stone Returns
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.
June 9, 2017 A New Ten on the Block
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.