• November 25, 2013

    We Drop into Pointe-à-Callière in Montréal

    By: Graham Iddon

    During two trips to Montréal this past July, as part of our ongoing program of museum tours, the planning team visited the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History at Pointe-à-Callière near the old city waterfront.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • November 18, 2013

    Notes from the Collection: A Buying Trip to Toronto

    By: Paul S. Berry

    Recently, from October 3 to 5th, collections staff were at the Toronto Coin Expo, held at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge Street. The show boasts informative lectures, a large auction of coins, tokens and paper money as well as a showroom, called a bourse, where dealers greet clients and buy and sell material.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • November 12, 2013

    The Last of the New Polymer Notes are Released

    By: Graham Iddon

    On 7 November, the Bank of Canada released the new five and ten dollar bills into circulation. I won’t say ‘released onto an unsuspecting public’ as the official introduction to the new bills took place last April in a big event in front of the former Museum featuring a live presentation by Chris Hadfield beamed from the International Space Station.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): News and events
  • November 5, 2013

    A Visit to Centre des sciences de Montréal

    By: Graham Iddon

    Twice this past July, members of the museum planning team took the train to Montréal to have a look at some of the excellent museums there.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews