November 8, 2018 Money of the First World War
In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
November 2, 2018 Money’s Magnificent Moustaches
We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
October 31, 2018 The Devil is in the Hairdo
Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
October 5, 2018 For Teachers: Designing a Bank Note that Reflects Canada
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
October 2, 2018 Canada Financially Comes of Age
The First War Loan included bonds in denominations of up to $100,000. They matured in ten years and paid interest at 5 percent.
October 1, 2018 #AskACurator Day 2018
What would you ask a curator? Your chance was September 12, when the annual Twitter event #AskACurator Day took place on computers, tablets and mobile phones all around the globe.
August 30, 2018 Happy Birthday, Dear Bank of Canada Museum!
A little grade 8 math revealed that, since our last full year of operation, we have increased Museum attendance by 91 per cent (pause while the audience claps).
August 15, 2018 Death in the Ice
As the title suggests, this exhibition is more about the mystery surrounding the expedition’s fate than the expedition itself.
July 25, 2018 The Canada Science and Technology Museum
A crowd of us from the Bank of Canada Museum took an afternoon to tour the CSTM and have a chat with some of its exhibition development team.
July 11, 2018 Canada Day, 2018
We can handle around 350 people at once, so when we hit our maximum capacity, it looked like everybody on the Hill had dropped in for a little economic and numismatic education.