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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • August 2, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 6

    By: David Bergeron


    In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
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  • July 11, 2017

    Our Grand Opening…

    By: Graham Iddon


    After four years of plans, worries, setbacks, successes and sheer hard work, the Bank of Canada Museum opened its doors—on Canada Day, right on schedule.
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  • June 22, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 8

    By: Graham Iddon


    The last few stragglers among our artifacts are ready for installation and the interactives and digital labels are bulking up with the final software and data, in them, so it’s all there, functional and looking fantastic.
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  • June 16, 2017

    The Yap Stone Returns

    By: Graham Iddon


    For us, its removal from the Garden Court dramatically marked the Currency Museum’s closing. The big stone’s return now performs the opposite role for the new Bank of Canada Museum—heralding its opening.
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  • June 9, 2017

    A New Ten on the Block

    By: Graham Iddon


    In a modern twist, Governor Stephen S. Poloz took a “selfie” while holding a C150 note before meeting up with the Honourable Ginette Petipas Taylor for the main photo op.
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  • May 30, 2017

    New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Although never released for circulation, these two pieces were part of the first official initiative to mint coins in Canada.
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  • April 21, 2017

    150 Years Since Confederation

    By: Graham Iddon


    Canada’s cultural and regional diversity is a key part of our nation’s identity. However, it’s an enormous challenge to represent such concepts on a 7 by 15 centimetre piece of polymer.
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