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  • June 6, 2014

    Becoming a Collector III

    By: Graham Iddon


    For you as the steward of your collection, your aim is to preserve the items as best as you can by protecting them from further deterioration. The pros call this preservation.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 30, 2014

    Going to an Opening

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche


    Going to an opening is always exciting. You get to see the reaction of visitors and how other museums treat a given subject - in this case a subject related to our own.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • May 26, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning IV

    By: Graham Iddon


    This exhibition is about engravers, production processes and the beauty of postage stamps and bank notes. In the previous episode of this series we talked about the process surrounding securing the bank notes for this exhibition and how it had to take into account both the needs of the exhibition team and the concerns of the collections department.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • May 20, 2014

    Becoming a Collector II

    By: Graham Iddon


    So now you’ve decided that collecting currency is far more fascinating than collecting 14th Century Flemish altar paintings and have begun to accumulate some items. Good for you, those paintings are a bother to dust and currency is far easier to take care of.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 12, 2014

    Becoming a Collector I

    By: Graham Iddon


    Collecting things is a very common human urge. Be they matchbooks, pop bottles or 17th century Flemish altar paintings, owning large numbers of the same type of thing is a fascinating pastime for many of us.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • May 2, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning III

    By: Graham Iddon


    During the planning stages stamping the word ‘final’ on any given aspect of a travelling exhibition can seem less of a directive and more of an overly optimistic suggestion.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • April 28, 2014

    Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

    By: Nicole Gurski


    As this blog is the only visible result of change, you might think we are doing nothing much to improve our website. Perish the thought! We’d like you to know that the Museum team has been hard at work for the past year upping the game on our website.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 22, 2014

    Notes from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions II

    By: Paul S. Berry


    This month’s selections highlight various areas of Collection development. These include what are called financial instruments: items such as stocks, bonds shares and other articles that represent a contract to deliver money in some manner.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 10, 2014

    Show me the Bunny

    By: Nicole Gurski


    It seems spring is finally upon us, here in Ottawa (touch wood). I know some of us were thinking, when snowstorms hit at the end of March, that winter would never end. Fortunately the sun is here and that means Easter is not too far away. Mind you, we don’t recommend you take off the snow tires just yet.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • April 3, 2014

    Museum Reconstruction - Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon


    In early February, a small group from the Bank’s Communications Department booked a brief tour of the main floor and first basement at the Wellington Street head office. It’s still in the demolition phase of the renovation.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us