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  • January 30, 2015

    Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Convention

    By: David Bergeron, Paul S. Berry


    The show… is an ideal opportunity for the Bank of Canada Museum to share a part of the National Currency Collection with Canadians. This year, we decided to tell the story of Canada’s phantom banks and the financial crisis of 1837.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 22, 2015

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VIII

    By: Graham Iddon


    On this trip, we were all excited to see the 8-foot-tall wooden panels with the full copy printed directly onto them. Using a new process, staff of the exhibition fabrication department at the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum have produced some very impressive results.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 14, 2015

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VII

    By: Graham Iddon, Louise-Anne Laroche


    An exhibition fabrication company was finally selected by the Museum to produce the upcoming “Voices from the Engraver” travelling exhibition. It’s all very exciting.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 7, 2015

    Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop

    By: Thu Phan


    Although this was not my first visit to Washington, it was an awakening in terms of the breadth and depth of this city as a mecca for museum professionals.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • December 15, 2014

    New Acquisitions

    By: Raewyn Passmore


    The recent additions to the National Currency Collection described below are from very different parts of the world and are between 1500 and 2500 years old.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • November 28, 2014

    The Big Nickel

    By: Paul S. Berry


    The commemorative 1951 5 cent piece was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the naming of nickel and its isolation as an element. Recently, I had the great pleasure to participate in the Big Nickel anniversary festivities and give a talk about the design competition for the 1951 5 cent coin.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): News & Events
  • November 6, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning VI

    By: Graham Iddon


    This is not the time for ‘nay sayers’. Basically, we planned a luxury car knowing that when all was said and done, it was going to be a very nice family sedan (maybe with the big engine?).
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • October 23, 2014

    American Alliance of Museums Expo

    By: Matt Paquette


    American Alliance of Museums Expo
    The logistics around organizing a 4 day, multi-venue expo that hosted thousands of attendees and featured hundreds of speakers in over 150 sessions would be mind boggling at the best of times.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • October 10, 2014

    American Institute of Conservation Annual Meeting

    By: Patricia Measures


    The main purpose for my attendance was to hear about collections care and HVAC systems and to review current lighting recommendations. By far the most inspiring talk was that of presenter Kostas Ntanos, Head of Conservation Research and Development at the National Archives, UK.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • September 29, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning V

    By: Graham Iddon


    Now the writer takes a deep breath and attempts to take a subject like the ‘representation of 75 years of national identity as depicted on stamps and bank notes’ from 50 pages of research and squash it into 65 words.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions

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