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  • February 18, 2015

    2014 Ontario Museum Association Conference - Part 2

    By: Graham Iddon


    At any given time, there were 3 concurrent sessions happening at this year’s OMA conference, making it a bit difficult to see all you want to see. Fortunately we had a few folks attending who could share out some of the important programs.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • February 6, 2015

    2014 Ontario Museum Association - Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


    As usual, the schedule was jam-packed, so no time for golf. This year’s theme is a popular current in the museum biz these days: the museum’s role in promoting a healthy and happy community.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • 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