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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.
    Content type(s): Blog posts
  • April 11, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction – Part 7

    By: Graham Iddon


    It’s a very flexible design and right now our graphics team is busy adapting it to a dozen different uses and formats.
    Content type(s): Blog posts
  • March 31, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 5

    By: David Bergeron


    In the middle of the 19th century, a French lawyer and adventurer named d’Antoine de Tounens became fascinated by the Mapuche people of the Patagonia region of South America. At the time, they were struggling to protect their ancestral lands, their identity and their culture from colonial expansion by the governments of Chile and Argentina.
    Content type(s): Blog posts
  • March 7, 2017

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 6

    By: Graham Iddon


    So how’s the Bank of Canada Museum progressing? Everything seems to be ticking along just fine, thanks.
    Content type(s): Blog posts
  • February 8, 2017

    Unpacking the Collection 4

    By: Paul S. Berry


    Often referred to as “bookmark money” because of their narrow, vertical format, Japanese hansatsu were among the world’s most distinctive currencies.
    Content type(s): Blog posts
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