We here at the Currency Museum hope you had a fabulous holiday season. We know we did, though maybe a little too fabulous for some of us. As we crossed over into the New Year we had a chance to reflect on the year that had just passed. 2013 presented our team with some pretty big challenges and some tough goodbyes, but it also had some great new adventures and exciting new initiatives.
Everything really started changing for us when we closed our doors in July. We said ‘farewell and see you real soon’ to the public with a big party on Canada day. After closing we fully embraced our new mandate to take the museum on the road and bring our exhibits to people all across Canada. We started that journey with our travelling exhibition In The Money, which is booked through 2016 in a variety of venues across the country. Next up, we’ve started working on the next travelling exhibition, Voices from the Engraver, which we’ll blog about periodically as it takes shape. Look for our first posts about that exciting project in the next few weeks.
Last fall we started working hard to bring you a new and improved website. It’s going to be a lot easier and enjoyable to use, and have a lot more features about what we’re up to during for the next little while.
Lastly, in 2013 we started work on creating a brand new museum. I know it seems like it’s really far from reopening, but trust us: it’ll go by in a flash. The whole team is genuinely anxious (in a good way) to see what 2014 has in store for us. Join us for the ride: it’s as simple as keeping up with this blog to check out our progress. Happy New Year everyone; let’s get going on 2014!
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