Blog

  • December 19, 2017

    Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s basically an enormous digital tablet—the biggest one you’re likely to find anywhere in Canada.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • December 6, 2017

    The Price of Victory

    We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • November 23, 2017

    The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International

    By: Ken Ross


    Every year the conference of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) draws museum directors from five continents to a get-together aimed at sharing best-practices and keeping up with the latest trends in the world of financial museums. This year was the Bank’s first opportunity to attend the conference with a museum in fully-operational mode.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • November 8, 2017

    Harry Potter Was Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • October 23, 2017

    A Curator’s Favourite Task

    By: David Bergeron


    I have several key responsibilities to meet the requirements of my job. None of them is more gratifying than conducting research about the incredible artifacts in the Bank’s collection.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • October 10, 2017

    Vimy–Beyond the Battle

    By: Graham Iddon


    I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • September 27, 2017

    THE “BIG SIX”

    By: Graham Iddon


    The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • September 12, 2017

    How’re We Doing So Far?

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • August 28, 2017

    Hey Doll

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche


    As a visitor, I experienced a mixture of awe and incredulity: long showcases full of the same doll over and over, but each dressed differently or enjoying a different lifestyle.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • August 16, 2017

    Gold! I Found Gold!

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche


    Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews