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  • July 25, 2016

    Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • July 14, 2016

    Canadian Museums Association National Conference 2016

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • June 27, 2016

    Repairing Steel Dies

    Before they were to be placed in collection storage, these broken dies were evaluated for further conservation treatment. Ultimately, the decision was made to repair the breaks.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • June 15, 2016

    New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    In May 2013, staff of the Bank of Canada Museum visited BABN and were able to select for the National Currency Collection more than 650 steel dies (small, engraved metal or “intaglio” plates) and other production tools formerly used by the company to prepare the intaglio printing plates.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 31, 2016

    The Photography Show 2016

    I once called up a former colleague, a photographer who had been retired for a few years. I asked him how he was getting on. He said, “Pretty good and still learning photography.”
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • 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 Subject(s): News & Events
  • 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 Subject(s): Collection
  • April 27, 2016

    Virtual Reality?

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • 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 Subject(s): News & Events
  • 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 Subject(s): About Us