December 2, 2019
Trading up: How countries benefit from freer tradeUse hands-on activities to explore comparative advantage, opportunity cost and specialization. Students will learn how these key economic concepts help countries benefit from trade.
November 8, 2019
Private Atkinson’s War
Private Edward Atkinson’s example of trench art is what is called a “love token”—a souvenir made from a coin. It’s one man’s personal wartime experience expressed through a pocket-sized medium.
September 26, 2019
Price check: Inflation in CanadaAll about inflation: what it is, what it means and how it's measured. Students will learn how the consumer price index is calculated and create their own student price index to measure the prices that matter most to them.
September 9, 2019
Bank Note/Billet de banque
The first Canadian paper money was issued in 1817, and for the next 120 years, the vast majority of Canadian bank notes were only in English.
July 18, 2019
RCNA Convention, 2019
Bank of Canada Museum will be at the 66th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA).
July 8, 2019
Retaining the landscape format but showing human activity and intervention transformed the imagery into an extended portrait of Canada and Canadians.
May 24, 2019
The Hunting of the Greenback
During World War Two, the Bank created the Foreign Exchange Control Board (FECB). One of its major tasks was to find as many US dollars as possible to pay for American imports.
May 15, 2019
What goes up…
Economic bubbles continued to pop up regularly throughout history, and still do today.
April 25, 2019
Welding with Liquid
In heritage conservation, broken metal objects can be reassembled with an adhesive most commonly used for repairing glass and ceramics.
April 22, 2019
Conserving the Spider Press
Used extensively in the 19th century, this type of hand-operated press printed secure financial documents using the intaglio method.