September 15, 2016 Decoding E-Money III: It’s hitting the road
So what’s Decoding E-money all about? If you aren’t one of our several ardent followers (Hi Mom), a brief description is in order. It’s about the present and the future of money.
August 30, 2016 Gold Rush! and Mining the Miners
Mining the Miners is our third temporary exhibition at the CMH (we reopen in 2017) and it is indeed about the Klondike gold rush. It’s always nice to be able to dovetail our exhibits with those of our host.
July 25, 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016
The second chapter of the author’s experiences at the 2016 CMA conference wherein he listens to speeches, learns about other people’s mistakes, eats more seafood and gets a lesson in Maritime weather.
July 14, 2016 Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016
The first day of the conference was for full and half-day workshops. I was up dull and early that rainy morning, swallowed a breakfast sandwich at Timmie’s, consulted my program guide and headed to my first seminar.
May 24, 2016 A bank NOTE-able Woman II
On 15 April, the public consultation to select an iconic Canadian woman to appear on a bank note closed. Over 26,000 nominations were received following the Bank of Canada’s open call—a great success.
April 27, 2016 Virtual Reality?
The history of technology is littered with the smoking wreckage of inventions that were ahead of their time or had otherwise jumped the gun on some supporting aspect of their design. Until recently, VR had been one such invention.
April 11, 2016 A bankNOTEable Woman
Representing significant women on national currency is gaining momentum all over the world. At least 12 countries currently feature historically notable women on their money…
March 30, 2016 Museum Reconstruction - Part 4
It seems a pretty strange building but now it has a solid roof, glass walls and doors. Doors? Ah, there’s your clue. It’s no skateboard park—it’s the entrance portico for the Bank of Canada Museum.
March 15, 2016 Decoding E-Money II
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.
February 1, 2016 The Gopher Hole Museum
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.