• March 12, 2014

    Cleveland Museum of Art, Part 1

    By: Graham Iddon

    One of our museum development team and his partner chose to spend part of their Christmas holiday in sunny Cleveland. It wasn’t for the beaches that they went to the rusty shores of Erie but to enjoy one of the most advanced interactive museum experiences available anywhere.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • March 4, 2014

    Three, two, one - In the Money is a go

    By: Louise-Anne Laroche

    On 19 February our newest travelling exhibition In the Money left the Ottawa area to start its journey across Canada. This will be an exciting adventure, not only for us at the Currency Museum (nervously monitoring its progress from afar), but also for the visitors who will learn more about our currency, its history and the technology behind it.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • February 27, 2014

    Notes From the Collection: Recent Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry

    Before the Museum closed, and the Collection moved to Gatineau, the curators regularly hosted a show and tell session for staff to see new acquisitions. With the help of the Museum’s new blog, that tradition will continue; only now, you too will be able to see and learn about some of the brilliant new stars in the Collection. Get out your sunglasses!
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 14, 2014

    We’re the Currency Museum, not the Mint

    By: Graham Iddon

    If we had a nickel for every time people asked questions like that, we’d have… Well, I suppose we have roughly that number of nickels already; we have a long history as a currency museum after all. When the museum was open, somebody would ask a similar question several times a week.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • February 7, 2014

    Notes from the Collection: Moving Forward

    By: Raewyn Passmore

    After four months in our new digs the Collections Team is starting to settle in. But even though most of the boxes have been unpacked there is still a lot of work to do. In 2014 we will be collaborating with the Exhibitions Team on travelling exhibits and coming up with ideas for the new museum space.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • January 31, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning II

    By: Graham Iddon

    As ideas and themes began to emerge from the research, the brainstorms and the content meetings, our next touring exhibition began taking on a tangible form. One of the first pieces of that research involved filming interviews with two significant Canadian bank note engravers: Yves Baril and Jorge Peral.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • January 27, 2014

    Musée de l’Amérique francophone

    By: Graham Iddon

    Down the slope behind the City Hall of old Québec, attached to the 17th century Séminaire de Québec, stands a beautifully curved Québec Neoclassical façade housing the Musée de l’Amérique francophone. Ironically, given the building’s history, much of the Musée’s collection (acquired as early as 1806 when it was the museum of the seminary) is scientific in nature.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Reviews
  • January 20, 2014

    The Adventure of Exhibit Planning

    By: Graham Iddon

    With the new year, we are right on schedule for developing our next travelling exhibition. Voices from the Engraver is number two in a planned set of travelling exhibitions that will keep our metaphorical doors open for Canadians while renovation keeps our physical doors closed.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Exhibitions
  • January 14, 2014

    Our Year Ahead

    By: Graham Iddon

    We here at the Currency Museum hope you had a fabulous holiday season. We know we did, though maybe a little too fabulous for some of us. As we crossed over into the New Year we had a chance to reflect on the year that had just passed. 2013 presented our team with some pretty big challenges and some tough goodbyes, but it also had some great new adventures and exciting new initiatives.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us
  • December 17, 2013

    ‘Twas the blog before Christmas

    While we take our winter holiday this week, so will the blog. To keep our hordes of clamouring followers entertained while we’re away, we’ll give them another window into the personalities of the folks who work at the Museum. We’ve asked some of them to write about their favourite holiday memories.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): About Us