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  • September 9, 2019

    Bank Note/Billet de banque

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • August 19, 2019

    School Bursary Program

    We’ve launched a bursary program to help schools in the National Capital Region cover the costs of transportation to the Bank of Canada Museum to participate in one of our free school programs. Find out who can apply and what programs are available, and submit an application. Questions? Contact us. Who can participate Bursaries are […]
  • July 18, 2019

    RCNA Convention, 2019

    By: David Bergeron


    Bank of Canada Museum will be at the 66th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA).
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, News & Events
  • July 17, 2019

    The Bank of Canada Museum’s National Teachers Survey

    At the Bank of Canada Museum, we’re all about the Canadian economy: its history, present and future. Our mission is to creatively bring the work of the Bank of Canada to Canadians, to demystify the Bank’s key functions and interpret Canada’s monetary heritage, and to provide access to Canada’s National Currency Collection. Teachers – we […]
  • July 8, 2019

    Landscape Engraved

    By: Graham Iddon


    Retaining the landscape format but showing human activity and intervention transformed the imagery into an extended portrait of Canada and Canadians.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 24, 2019

    The Hunting of the Greenback

    By: Graham Iddon


    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.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us, History
  • May 15, 2019

    What goes up…

    By: Graham Iddon


    Economic bubbles continued to pop up regularly throughout history, and still do today.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): History
  • April 25, 2019

    Welding with Liquid

    By: Stephanie Shank


    In heritage conservation, broken metal objects can be reassembled with an adhesive most commonly used for repairing glass and ceramics.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 22, 2019

    Conserving the Spider Press

    By: Stephanie Shank


    Used extensively in the 19th century, this type of hand-operated press printed secure financial documents using the intaglio method.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 12, 2019

    Counterfeit! April 27, 14:00

    England 1696: counterfeiting is rampant, the economy is in crisis and Sir Isaac Newton has been appointed Warden of the Royal Mint.