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  • February 5, 2018 Winterlude Weekends

    By: Graham Iddon


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    So we decided to provide some winter-themed indoor activities for families out and about during Winterlude who’d like to either warm up or lessen their disappointment at not being able to skate.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 30, 2018 Before the Erebus

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Now you might wonder just how a museum specializing in economics and currency expects to interpret the history of a legendary arctic explorer—through money, of course.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 17, 2018 While in Oxford…

    By: Graham Iddon


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    The meat of the traditional museum experience is found in Block B. Here you will see vintage radio sets, encrypting teletype machines, more Enigma machines and a working reproduction of the “Bombe.”
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 3, 2018 Decoding E-Money Is Here

    By: Graham Iddon


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    Now that we are again back in our house, we’ve invited one of our wandering exhibitions home for a visit: Decoding E-Money.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • December 19, 2017 Building the Wall

    By: Graham Iddon


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

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    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
  • November 23, 2017 The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International

    By: Ken Ross


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    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
  • November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here

    By: Graham Iddon


    The set for Diagon Alley is smaller than it looks on film but is still an endless delight to visit in the flesh.
    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
  • October 23, 2017 A Curator’s Favourite Task

    By: David Bergeron


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    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