May 30, 2017 New Acquisitions
Although never released for circulation, these two pieces were part of the first official initiative to mint coins in Canada.
May 12, 2017 The Spring 2017 Toronto Gift Fair
I didn’t fully grasp just how big a show it was until I stepped into the first hall. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement.
April 21, 2017 150 Years Since Confederation
Canada’s cultural and regional diversity is a key part of our nation’s identity. However, it’s an enormous challenge to represent such concepts on a 7 by 15 centimetre piece of polymer.
April 11, 2017 Museum Reconstruction – Part 7
It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
March 31, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 5
In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.