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  • May 24, 2016

    A bank NOTE-able Woman II

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • May 11, 2016

    New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Canadians, on occasion, have used money as a signboard for political protest, a platform for social commentary and even as a handy notepad on which to record fleeting thoughts before they are lost.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • April 11, 2016

    A bankNOTEable Woman

    By: Graham Iddon


    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…
    Content type(s): Blog
  • March 30, 2016

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 4

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • March 15, 2016

    Decoding E-Money II

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content type(s): Blog
  • February 18, 2016

    New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron


    In late April of 2015, the National Currency Collection finally succeeded in acquiring a Spanish gold cob—famous in legends and tales of pirates and their buried treasures!
    Content type(s): Blog
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